For a long time, it was thought that empathy was unique to primates, or even humans. But in the past few years, several experiments seem to indicate rats and mice feel each other’s pain, too. Read my story about the scientific evidence for empathy in rodents at. . . Read More
As mammals, dogs and cats share a lot of anatomy with humans. This extends to their brains. Our pets’ brains are similar to ours in a lot of ways, but also have their own specializations that make them unique. Read my story on Brain Decoder to learn more: Read More
A new study shows dogs can discriminate between emotional expressions on human faces – the first convincing evidnce that an animal othe than humans can tell the difference between emotional expressions in another species. Read the whole story here: Read More
A new study adds Atlantic spotted dolphins to the list of animals that show nurturant behavior toward dead offspring. Are they grieving for their dead? Read the whole post on Zoologic: Do Dolphins Grieve?