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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. (Grief in red foxes, empathy in elephants, grateful whales, chimpanzees dancing with joy? We say, Yes to second...
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Empathy chimpanzees offer is key to understanding human ...

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While it's been long known that human empathy can extend to family, friends, strangers and even other species, it has been unknown until now whether nonhumans are similarly broad in their empathic responses.
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What Bonobos Can Teach Us

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Bonobos share 98.7% of our DNA. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees. But something remarkable sets them apart from their primate cousins, making them an altogether different animal. Bonobos live in almost complete absence of violence; work cooperatively toward shared goals; foster a society that values equality; and engage in prolific casual sex. Could these gentle, promiscuous creatures hold the key to a world without war? Vanessa Woods, author of Bonobo Handshake, discusses what we might learn from our evolutionary relatives with anthropologist Brian Hare and NPR RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad.

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Empathetic Elephants Console Each Other Like Humans Do - Care2.com

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Empathetic Elephants Console Each Other Like Humans Do
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Humans are most definitely not the only species that displays empathy, which study author Dr.
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Empathetic chimps comfort each other like humans, study says

Empathetic chimps comfort each other like humans, study says | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
A new study examines how chimps interact with one another.

 

Scientists studying bonobo chimpanzees at a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo have found that apes raised with their mothers tend to cuddle and comfort others who are in distress, but that orphaned chimps show markedly less empathy toward others. Along with the common chimpanzee, bonobos are human beings’ closest living relative...

 

The bonobos’ capacity for empathy closely resembles that of human children, whose ability to empathize with others tends to be limited when they have suffered abandonment or lack of emotional support at an early age.

 

by  Delila James


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Jailbreak Rat: Selfless Rodents Spring Their Pals and Share Their Sweets

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A new study suggests that rodents are far more altruistic than previously thought

 

The English language is not especially kind to rats. We say we "smell a rat" when something doesn't feel right, refer to stressful competition as the "rat race," and scorn traitors who "rat on" friends. But rats don't deserve their bad rap. According to a new study in the December 9 issue ofScience, rats are surprisingly selfless, consistently breaking friends out of cages—even if freeing their buddies means having to share coveted chocolate. It seems that empathy and self-sacrifice have a greater evolutionary legacy than anyone expected.


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Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments? - Huffington Post

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Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?
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It's difficult for us to imagine what the lives are like for these animals.
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Why Chimpanzees Cooperate and We Should Too

Why Chimpanzees Cooperate and We Should Too | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
Cooperative relationships in chimpanzees doesn't just help us to learn more about social bonding in animals, but also in ourselves.

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News Blog: Do animals feel empathy?

News Blog: Do animals feel empathy? | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
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where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry explain and discuss the findings and theories driving their fields. Readers can join them. We hope you will.
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Frans De Waal; Primates, Fairness, The Evolution of Morals - OpEdNews

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Can you comment on how your work looking at mirror neurons, caring, empathy, etc. reflects on the dimensions of connections within species?
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True Or False: Can Animals Cry? - Global Animal

True Or False: Can Animals Cry? - Global Animal | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
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He pointed out that scientific studies have proven that chicken, mice and rats display empathy — feeling another's pain — which is an even more complex phenomenon.
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The Evolution of Empathy

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We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal.
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Frans de Waal: Morality Without Religion

Frans de Waal: Morality Without Religion | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
A long tradition of thinking tells us that due to man's animal nature we need to have order imposed from above, in the form of religion. Without religion, we...
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Moral behavior in animals

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Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait.
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Empathy chimpanzees offer is key to understanding human ...

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While it's been long known that human empathy can extend to family, friends, strangers and even other species, it has been unknown until now whether nonhumans are similarly broad in their empathic responses.
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Evidence Points To Conscious 'Metacognition' In...

Evidence Points To Conscious 'Metacognition' In... | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
A comparative psychologist who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition says there is growing evidence that animals share functional parallels with human conscious metacognition -- that is, they may share humans' ability to reflect...
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Recent findings show that Psychopaths do not lack empathy

Recent findings show that Psychopaths do not lack empathy | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it

New Findings Spur Debate: Are Some Psychopaths Curable? 

 

Critics say psychopaths only lack a certain form of empathy. Their ability to understand it is part of what makes them so dangerous...

 

But when the team showed movies after mandating empathy, “this simple instruction sufficed to boost the empathic activation in their brain to a level that was hard to distinguish from that of the healthy controls. Suddenly, the psychopaths seemed as empathic as the next guy. Their empathy was switched on.”

 

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Critics say psychopaths only lack

a certain form of empathy.

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Frans de Waal on chimps & bonobos and Empathy | NPR - To the best of our KNOWLEDGE

Frans de Waal on chimps & bonobos and Empathy | NPR - To the best of our KNOWLEDGE | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it

Are humans unique - or really not that different from other apes?  Primatologist Frans de Waal says chimps & bonobos share many of our traits, including empathy and a sense of fairness.  He describes some of his research that challenges assumptions about human exceptionalism.

 

"Paulson: You’re talking about empathy here - the capacity to recognize another chimpanzee’s pain or difficulties, and then to help that animal.
 
 de Waal: Yeah. Empathy is one of those traits that humans over-estimate the complexity of. And that’s why if you tell the average psychologist, you say that there is empathy in animals, they will say that’s not possible. Because they think empathy means that you consciously put yourself in the shoes of somebody else. Now we know from human research that is not the case. In human research we know that there’s a lot of empathy, automatic empathy responses.
 
 Like if I’m frowning and looking sad, you’re going to be frowning and looking sad. Because you’re going to be affected by my facial emotions, right? If I’m happy and laughing and smiling, you’re going to be laughing and smiling. And so there’s a lot of bodily connection in human empathy. And that bodily connection, which is usually called emotional contagion, is easily demonstrable in lots of animals. And so we can test out these bodily connections that exist, and that’s how empathy basically starts."


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What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Better Human Beings - Huffington Post

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Plenty of research suggests animals are capable of great depths of empathy.
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Can We Train Ourselves to Be More Compassionate? - Care2.com

Can We Train Ourselves to Be More Compassionate? - Care2.com | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
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Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes

Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
Pet dogs yawn more in response to their owners' yawns than to strangers'—suggesting they can understand our emotions, a new study says. (Did you know that a recent study examining yawning indicates that dogs can feel human emotions?
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Are Pigs as Smart as Dogs, and Does It Really Matter? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

Are Pigs as Smart as Dogs, and Does It Really Matter? (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | Empathy in other animals | Scoop.it
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New Yawn Research Results Suggest Dogs Empathize with Humans - Examiner.com

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New Yawn Research Results Suggest Dogs Empathize with Humans
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Scientists aren't quite sure why animals yawn, although there are theories out there. The fact that yawns are often contagious is yet another mystery.
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Empathy and Disgust Do Battle in the Brain - Scientific American

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"Empathy probably started out as a mechanism to improve maternal care," says Frans de Waal, a primatologist at Emory University and author of The Age of Empathy.
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