The Lab Rat Chronicles by Kelly Lambert
A Neuroscientist Reveals Life Lessons from the Planet's Most Successful Mammals

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What can the common laboratory rat tell us about being human? According to behavioral neuroscientist Kelly Lambert, a whole lot. Her twenty- five-year career conducting experiments that involve rats has led her to a surprising conclusion: Through their adaptive strategies and good habits, these unassuming little animals can teach us some essential lessons about how we, as humans, can lead successful lives. From emotional resilience and a strong work ethic to effective parenting and staying healthy, the lab rat is an unlikely but powerful role model for us all.

This is a surprising and engaging guided tour into the sophisticated mental, emotional, and behavioral worlds of these frequently maligned and often misunderstood little creatures.


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Kelly Lambert, Ph.D., is Chair of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College and the author of Lifting Depression, as well as academic texts. She has been published widely in Nature, Scientific American, Behavioral Neuroscience, and other Scientific publications. Her "smart rats" research has been featured on ABC's World News Tonight and other media. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Author website:
Published June 7, 2011 by Perigee Books. 323 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A neuroscientist burrows down deep into the lives of rats and emerges with clues to model human behavior.

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