Monday, November 07, 2005
Night of the Iguana; New York Times on the Lab at Indiana State
Quite a lead for the November 8th New York Times story by Carl Zimmer:
And they will also likely be finding out what PETA thinks now that the NY Times has highlighted the ISU research project for a national audience.
In a laboratory at Indiana State University, a dozen green iguanas sprawl tranquilly in terrariums. They while away the hours basking under their heat lamps, and at night they close both eyes - or sometimes just one. They lead comfortable lives pretty much indistinguishable from any ordinary pet iguana, except for one notable exception: the bundles of brain-wave recording wires that trail from their heads.
A team of scientists at Indiana State would like to know what happens in the brains of the iguanas when the lights go out.