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Drawing of a mouse scratching itself after watching a video of a different mouse scratching itself.<br><br>
Specialized Brain Circuit Makes Mice Itchy When They See Others Scratch
A previously undetected pathway in the mouse brain bypasses the visual cortex to directly activate contagious itch.
Specialized Brain Circuit Makes Mice Itchy When They See Others Scratch
Specialized Brain Circuit Makes Mice Itchy When They See Others Scratch

A previously undetected pathway in the mouse brain bypasses the visual cortex to directly activate contagious itch.

A previously undetected pathway in the mouse brain bypasses the visual cortex to directly activate contagious itch.

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Greyhound scratches body from fleas on a green lawn outdoors in a park on a sunny day
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