11 Feb 2020

Mice “detectives” hint at how humans read between the lines

How does the brain piece together clues to reveal hidden information? A new study by the System Neuroscience lab hints towards an answer.

Mice “detectives” hint at how humans read between the lines

Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the most famous example of the power of inference – using indirect evidence to reveal hidden truths. Understanding the neural basis of this sophisticated cognitive skill has been a long-standing challenge for neuroscientists. Now, a clever experiment that comes in two flavors – human and mouse – offers a way forward with a promising set of results.

Illustration by: Diogo Matias.

Read the full story here.