Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Mice are people too: Increasing evidence for cognitive, emotional and social capabilities in laboratory rodents.

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Despite continuing concern over anthroporphism, the past few decades have seen a huge increase in studies of the cognitive, emotional and social abilities of nonhuman animals. The current review focuses on research in these domains using laboratory rodents, especially rats and mice, as subjects. Evidence is accumulating that rodents are capable of any number of abilities and attributes once thought to be the sole domain of humans, including metacognition, empathy, and even personality. The combination of advanced behavioral paradigms with molecular genetic techniques promises to reveal both principles and mechanisms underlying these constructs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)