Animals in Research

Beignet the Rhesus Macaque and Positive Reinforcement

Location: USA
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: Neuroscience

Positive reinforcement is used to train research animals to participate in essential studies. Here you see Beignet, a male rhesus macaque monkey, being rewarded as he voluntarily gets into a chair and then closes the door. These chairs are important to keep the animal safe and comfortable while also ensuring safety for the people working with the animals.