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This brain region ensures that the mouse searches for the unknown without fear – Commentary Box Sports

Imagine, as a mouse, that you are quietly scratching a cage when suddenly faced with a choice. From the corner of your eye you can see a juicy cockroach.

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Imagine, as a mouse, that you are quietly scratching a cage when suddenly faced with a choice. From the corner of your eye you can see a juicy cockroach. Smelling or even tasting seems tempting. But a little further, there’s also one more thing, something strange that you’ve never seen before. Do you take the lead or do you prefer the popular game of cricket?
Researchers at the Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience have discovered an area in the mouse brain that encourages probing behavior. When…

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