January 15, 2014

Social Experiences Determine Whether Rats Will Help Strangers

Peggy Mason and Inbal Bartal of the University of Chicago describe how they discovered that rats will help strangers out of empathy, but with a caveat — they will only help rats of a type they are familiar with.

Credit: University of Chicago, Kevin Jiang

[ Read the Article: Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats Driven By Social Experience ]

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