Latest News

Is empathy in humans and apes actually different? 'Yawn contagion' effect studied

Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos -- our closest evolutionary cousins. By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their empathic response than the fact that individuals might be from the same species.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • When pursuing goals, people give more weight to progress than setbacks

  • Herd mentality: Are we programmed to make bad decisions?

  • Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen in U.S.

  • Electronic cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation, new evidence shows

  • Severely mentally ill criminals: who goes to prison and who goes to psych institutions?

  • Bugs life: The nerve cells that make locusts ?gang up?

  • Firearm violence trends in the 21st century

  • Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning

  • Women are more empathetic toward their partner than men

  • Hugs help protect against stress, infection, say researchers

  •