Do dogs really care? Dr Jonica Newby conducts an experiment based on a test used to track empathy in humans to see if dogs truly have empathy
Dr Jonica Newby
What we're talking about here is empathy. Now, there are a lot of definitions of empathy, but I'm gonna throw you a technical one. So empathy is the naturally occurring subjective experience of similarity between the feelings expressed by self and others without losing sight of whose feelings belong to who. Translated, what that means is to have true empathy, you have to not only feel someone's pain, you have to know that the emotion belongs to them and not to yourself.