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(Science Daily)   "So what research do you do, doctor?" "I built a rat casino"   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 28
    More: Strange, problem gambling, biological psychiatry, physicians, cognitive biases, laboratory rats, rats  
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2013-10-30 02:30:08 PM  
I'm guessing these guys headline there


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2013-10-30 02:32:03 PM  

"So what research do you do, doctor?" "I built a rat casino"


Sounds like quite a gamble.
 
2013-10-30 02:32:45 PM  
So did we.

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"Gambling!"
 
2013-10-30 02:43:15 PM  
It even has a rat Elvis.
 
2013-10-30 02:44:12 PM  
Spared no expense.
 
2013-10-30 02:45:33 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: "So what research do you do, doctor?" "I built a rat casino"


Sounds like quite a gamble.


Yes, but you can win some serious cheddar.
 
2013-10-30 02:54:43 PM  
I guess rats make a lot of money as test subjects. They probably would like a place to go that will allow smoking and a chance to win a few extra bucks. Like they say, it's a rat race out there and every day, someone comes along with a faster rat. Whitey Rat probably has a little disposable income and his 401k is shiat - literally. When he took the job down at the labs, he probably hoped for a couple of quick injections and a dissection but instead he got zapped with some life extending crap the the FDC won't allow on humans until Judge Judy dies. So Whitey Rat is looking at a long stretch, zero social security and a 401k that won't keep him in cheese for more than a few years. Forget the fact that Mrs. Rat keeps talking about moving to Florida.

So, maybe a few jaunts over to the casino. Don't be greedy and get out when you lost a little, Whitey. Put the winnings in an account the wife doesn't know about. Rat's system is simple, wander the casino a little look to see which slot machines are the loudest and play them. They pay off for Whitey pretty well. Sure he's had some slumps but he's a white rat with wires hanging out of his shaved skull and a wife that 'can't' work. Other than sneaking up on a cat and biting him in the balls, it won't ever get any worse for him.
 
2013-10-30 02:56:26 PM  
I'd rather play for dollars, thanks.
 
2013-10-30 03:11:07 PM  
media1.s-nbcnews.com
 
2013-10-30 03:21:18 PM  
Winning money feels good?  I'll be damned.
 
2013-10-30 03:42:11 PM  

van1ty: Winning money feels good?  I'll be damned.


Getting "close" to winning, without winning also feels good.  That was one of the observations.  They faked up a slot machine, and when it showed a "near win" the rats acted like they got their sugar pill.

Anyone who plays slots at a casino likes giving money away to rich people.
 
2013-10-30 03:49:23 PM  
I think 'reduced' was meant to be 'reproduced'.

I would like to see the rat slot machine.
I'm guessing, assuming rats can see color, 3  LEDs that
flicker red and green then slow and stop.
3 greens would constitute a 'win'.
(Did it go 'ping-ping- ping- ping- ping' when the rat won?)

Of course, the problem is even when they win they're still a rat.
 
2013-10-30 03:50:17 PM  
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2013-10-30 03:58:05 PM  
Central City, CO
 
2013-10-30 04:00:28 PM  
Research is such a restrictive term, I feel like I've opened up a whole new arena of experimentation called "Monkey Torture".
 
2013-10-30 04:23:19 PM  
Did the rats get free drinks?
 
2013-10-30 04:24:48 PM  
This should mesh well with the other study giving rats cocaine and oreos to compare how addictive they are.

It's a g*dd*mn good time to be a rat.
 
2013-10-30 04:52:08 PM  

illz: This should mesh well with the other study giving rats cocaine and oreos to compare how addictive they are.

It's a g*dd*mn good time to be a rat.


Rat Veternarian science is also astonishing. We've cured all their cancers and can create Methuselah rats. Mr. Jingles has his rat heaven, here on earth.
 
2013-10-30 04:52:43 PM  
What? People like rats, but they don't like the Rat Casinos and Bordellos?
 
2013-10-30 05:41:25 PM  

uncleacid: It even has a rat Elvis.


And rat showgirls.

i.imgur.com

And a rat wedding chapel

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-30 05:42:08 PM  
I read that in Farnsworth's voice...and then Bender's.
 
2013-10-30 06:45:57 PM  
Well, I'll have one without so much rat in it.
 
2013-10-30 08:33:27 PM  

illz: This should mesh well with the other study giving rats cocaine and oreos to compare how addictive they are.

It's a g*dd*mn good time to be a rat.


until they pith you and pull out your brain for dissection, that is.
 
2013-10-30 08:35:25 PM  
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Raktajino?
 
2013-10-30 09:23:21 PM  

jayessell: I think 'reduced' was meant to be 'reproduced'.

I would like to see the rat slot machine.
I'm guessing, assuming rats can see color, 3  LEDs that
flicker red and green then slow and stop.
3 greens would constitute a 'win'.
(Did it go 'ping-ping- ping- ping- ping' when the rat won?)

Of course, the problem is even when they win they're still a rat.


Rats can see color, but have trouble with reds as their vision is skewed more into the violet range, including ultraviolet.
 
2013-10-31 12:07:58 AM  
"Our Casino Floor is A-Mazing!!!"
 
2013-10-31 03:21:26 PM  
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2013-10-31 03:42:50 PM  

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D'awwwww

I'm stealing that last one.
 
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