Nathan Insel, Ph.D.
Office: Skaggs Building Room 362
Poster at UMCUR 2017
Our lab's first University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR). Dani Crandell presents her finding that degus will spend more time with a 3D-printed objected that has a rabbit-like shape, and less time with a lion shape, as compared with scrambled versions of those same shapes. At this stage, we don't know if the degus are infering potential animacy in the objects, but the effect offers a promising lead toward developing more complete paradigms to test social expectation.