Animals in Research

Hydro and His Chair Training

Location: USA
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: Neuroscience

Rhesus macaque monkeys are important for studies to learn about the brain. Here you see Hydro, a male rhesus macaque, being trained to sit in a chair which can then be transported into a computer room. There, Hydro will interact with objects on a computer. This kind of study allows scientists to measure and better understand specific activities in the brain. Notice Hydro coming down from his upper enclosure, opening the door and entering the chair. Opportunities like this, where animals have increased control of their environment, eliminate stress and provide a higher level of animal welfare.