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Researchers in neuroscience find that rodents show empathetic behaviour toward each other!


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Am 06.07.2015 veröffentlicht

In a series of experiments, University of Chicago researchers observed the first evidence of helping behavior triggered by empathy in laboratory rats. The researchers, psychology graduate student and first author Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal and co-authors Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Peggy Mason, Professor of Neurobiology, published their observation today in Science. It places the origin of pro-social helping behavior earlier in the evolutionary tree than previously thought. Though empathetic behavior has been observed anecdotally in non-human primates and other wild species, the concept had not previously been observed in rodents in a laboratory setting.

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