# a Mongolian gerbil has an ear structure like humans > Wackym, Todd Mowery and other colleagues in the Department of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery are working to speed the recovery of patients like this one, and a Mongolian gerbil with an ear structure like humans could help eventually help researchers better understand the cognitive challenges and facilitate recovery.[[(Rutgers University, 2023)#^14jgj]] Reminds me of → [[we may be able to construct an entire functioning nonhuman human from pieces of other species]]