Social cognition in the rodent: nothing to be sniffed at.

@article{Rennie2013SocialCI,
  title={Social cognition in the rodent: nothing to be sniffed at.},
  author={Scott M. Rennie and Marta M Moita and Zachary F. Mainen},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={306-7}
}
The rat is emerging as a powerful model for studying cognition and its neural bases. Extending this work to the social domain requires understanding better how rats transmit and interpret social information. A recent study highlights a novel role for sniffing as a channel for such social communication.