• How You Understand What Your Pet Is Saying

    How You Understand What Your Pet Is Saying0

    Mechanisms behind cross- species emotions recognition revealed. Once I was watching a cartoon where a cute little cat was in danger and was desperately crying for help. Suddenly, my cat ran to the TV and started to look for the poor cat in need of help. The same happens when we humans hear a baby crying.

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  • Animal Empathy: Chimp Feeds Tiger Cub

    Animal Empathy: Chimp Feeds Tiger Cub0

    How chimps can act as caretakers and murderers of their predator’s cub This video and picture were made in 2011, but are currently reliving their fame on social media. The material is cute, of course, and interesting. It shows how encaptured chimps can be taught to care for their predator’s cubs. A chimp’s natural environment

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  • Trouble Understanding Others? Read More Literature.

    Trouble Understanding Others? Read More Literature.0

    Reading literary fiction will prevent you from bovarism. Madame Bovary was a keen reader, but she empathised so deep with the characters of the books that she lost her sense of reality and ended up with a profound dissatisfaction. However, what a recent study shows is that she could have actually become a good psychologist.

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  • Infants Give a Helping Hand, Even When You Look Like an Egg

    Infants Give a Helping Hand, Even When You Look Like an Egg0

    Babies are kind little creatures, new research suggests.  A baby’s first year of life is all take and very little give. “Change my nappy!” “Feed me!” “Me! Me! Me!” We all start out as very demanding, seemingly thankless creatures. But collectively we make up one of the most social species on Earth. As we develop,

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  • Video of the Day: Fetal Yawning

    Video of the Day: Fetal Yawning0

    Fascinating new ultrasound video proves that yawning is a behavior humans exhibit long before acquiring it socially. In-utero yawning was been documented and described by a research team of psychologists from the Universities of Durham and Lancaster, in the UK. 15 fetuses (eight girls, seven boys) were observed  in four separate scans at 24 weeks,

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  • We Are Unable to Be Both Empathetic and Analytic at the same Time, Research Suggests

    We Are Unable to Be Both Empathetic and Analytic at the same Time, Research Suggests0

    When the brain activates the network related to social tasks, it suppresses activity in the region associated to mechanical reasoning, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St Louis Medical School, in the US. This means that “empathetic and analytic thinking are, at least to some extent, mutually exclusive in

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