Most of us learning new skills such as driving a car, a new language or another topic in math associate with stress and rather unpleasant experience but… Maybe we should change our attitude in light of an experiment done by researchers at the University of Richmond.
Dr. Kelly Lambert with her team decided to teach rats how to drive miniature versions of cars. This was less complicated than driving in the city center during the rush hours but for rats, we can imagine that it was something completely new. After the process of learning rats hormones where tested and it showed up that every tested object had higher levels of dehydroepiandrosterone which is a natural antidepressant.
It can seem, to be not worth checking out but according to researchers, it might be the right step into discovering a cure for such sicknesses as schizophrenia and depression.