Cognitive testing of pigs (Sus scrofa) in translational biobehavioral research.

  title={Cognitive testing of pigs (Sus scrofa) in translational biobehavioral research.},
  author={Birgitte Rahbek Kornum and Gitte Moos Knudsen},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  volume={35 3},
Within neuroscience and biobehavioral research, the pig (Sus scrofus) is increasingly being acknowledged as a valuable large animal species. Compared to the rodent brain, the pig brain more closely resembles the human brain in terms of both anatomy and biochemistry, which associates the pig with a higher translational value. Several brain disorders have been fully or partially modeled in the pig and this has further spurred an interest in having access to behavioral tasks for pigs, and in… CONTINUE READING
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