New Scientist Live: Are you smarter than a lab rat?
22-25 Sept 2016, ExCeL London
Think you’re smarter than a rat? Dare to enter the world of Lab Rats and pit your wits against our crack team of experimenters, and see if you pass the test.
Guerilla Science’s Lab Rats are heading to New Scientist Live. Last seen in the hell zone of Shangri-La, Glastonbury, our human-sized rat experimenters will be taking up residence at Stand 1041 within the Brain and Body zone of New Scientist Live, at the Excel Centre. From 22-25 September (10-5pm), they will be observing, inspecting and classifying a new set of experimental subjects.
Audience members are invited to step inside an immersive, theatrical installation and become an ‘experimental subject.’ Our rat experimenters will be putting their human subjects through their cognitive paces, challenging them to complete a battery of ingenious sensory tests. Humans may think that they’re clever, but when it comes down to it, are you really smarter than a rat?