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cetacean pleasure
2014-08-15 03:41:28

The time delay between dolphins and whales receiving a reward and their squeals is the same as the delay between a pleasant experience and dopamine release – suggesting that dolphins and whales experience pleasure.

Beluga Whales Talk Like Humans
2012-10-22 20:25:12

A researcher will reveal acoustic analysis that shows at least one Beluga that was able to pick up on some human speech patterns and replicate them with its own voice.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.