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Rats Feel Each Other's Pain

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | more than 2 years ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Empathy lets us feel another person's pain and drives us to help ease it. But is empathy a uniquely human trait? For decades researchers have debated whether nonhuman animals possess this attribute. Now a new study shows that rats will free a trapped cagemate in distress. The results mean that these rodents can be used to help determine the genetic and physiological underpinnings of empathy in people."
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Not where I work (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38313562)

The rats where I work with may feel another's pain.. but all they can do about it is sit back and enjoy it..

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