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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rats in the News: Even More Evidence that Rats Experience Empathy

Article: Rats Forsake Chocolate to Save a Drowning Companion

Not that the rat community really needs convincing, but more evidence has surfaced that rats experience empathy. In this study, rats chose to save a "drowning" rat over receiving chocolate 50% to 80% of the time. I wonder if a delicious yogie treat would skewer those results (just kidding).

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