Does cognitive stimulation reduce behavioural and neural measures of ‘boredom’ in laboratory ferrets?
The Royal Veterinary College
The aim is to deepen fundamental understanding of emotionally relevant responses to mental stimulation in animals, as well as contributing preliminary insights into cognitive aspects of time perception. The work is also likely to lead to practical recommendations for refining laboratory animal studies to enhance animal performance on behavioural tasks and improve animal welfare.
The student will be based in the Animal Welfare Science and Ethics team at RVC, with links to the Bizley neuroscience group at UCL. BSc students in their final year of year of study are eligible to apply, as well as those who have already completed their degree. Informal enquiries are encouraged.
Deadline: February 10, 2019