Yogimus: It's a cat. 15 bucks gets you one on any corner in breeding season.
Russ1642: Yogimus: It's a cat. 15 bucks gets you one on any corner in breeding season.I once visited the lab of a guy doing robotics research for spinal chord victims. They would cut cats open and implant chips in their spinal columns and wouldn't fully close them up but used binder clips instead. He built the robotic arms that would move the cat's legs while they measured the nervous feedback. He said that they lost a few cats simply because they weren't exactly surgeons and were kind of just winging that portion of their research. But they were on the leading edge of their field and are helping many people have a way better quality of life.
AverageAmericanGuy: [blog.eternalvigilance.me image 500x391]
spunkymunky: I kind of want one Of those immobile kittens.
J. Frank Parnell: I could post pictures of incredibly evil feline torture going on at the average university, but it would probably get me banned.
talkertopc: The kitten even fully recovered at the end.
Great_Milenko: Monroe: Well, my theory is that the subject will be socially maladjusted and will harbor a deep resentment towards me.Grampa: Mm. Interesting.
Eddie Adams from Torrance: [i236.photobucket.com image 236x297]
durbnpoisn: Are the physiologies of cats so close to humans that experiments like this yeild anything worthwhile?
Fubini: Cats are used in many studies, often because they're readily available. Animal control shelters euthanize gobs and gobs of cats every year. This way some of them can go to a good purpose instead of starving and dying on the street.
Jclark666: The entire apparatus was then vibrated up and down.
hstein3: That university's IRB is not doing their job.
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