What Animals Can Teach Us About Ourselves

  • Published24 Sep 2018
  • Reviewed24 Sep 2018
  • Author Lynnie Fein-Schaffer
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Behaviors like language and addiction seem uniquely human. But, studying certain animals can help shed light on everything from language to Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s because the brains of animals and humans share similar structures and organization. While disorders may present themselves a bit differently in animals, we can still draw inferences about human behavior and brain disorders.

Text by Katherine Igoe. Produced by Lynnie Fein-Schaffer.

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