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Study: Treats might mask animal intelligence

20:00 EDT 13 May 2019 | AAAS

(Johns Hopkins University) Rewards are necessary for learning, but may actually mask true knowledge, finds a new Johns Hopkins University study with rodents and ferrets. The findings, published May 14, 2019 in Nature Communications, show a distinction between knowledge and performance, and provide insight into how environment can affect the two.

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