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Lonely Lady Rats Eat their Feelings

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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about a study in lonely lady rats. It turns out that lady rats, unlike male rats, will eat more when housed alone. And what else does this mean? Find out, and find a lot of cute pictures of the adorable rattus!

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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  1. 1. EyesWideOpen 3:03 pm 01/4/2012

    Since the beginning of time ladies have tended to eat more when they’re all bummed out from loneliness. In modern times that usually means they will hit the fridge, stare into it sadly for a few moments, then reach for the chocolate cake. That goes for even the most glamorous and in shape movie stars!

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