Paralysed Rats Made To Walk Again

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Paralysed Rats Made To Walk Again

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Innovative research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that a combination of neurotransmitters and electrical stimulation can restore movement to the lower limbs of previously paralysed rats. But in order for this motion to be made voluntarily the rats must be motivated to walk. This motivation comes in the form of cheering, visual cues, and of course, chocolate.

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Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium