Two chimps, one grooming the other on the chin
Chimps Appear to Treat Others' Wounds Using Insects
The practice, which hasn’t been previously observed among nonhuman animals, may be a display of empathy. 
ABOVE: Tobias Deschner
Chimps Appear to Treat Others' Wounds Using Insects
Chimps Appear to Treat Others' Wounds Using Insects

The practice, which hasn’t been previously observed among nonhuman animals, may be a display of empathy. 

The practice, which hasn’t been previously observed among nonhuman animals, may be a display of empathy. 

ABOVE: Tobias Deschner

social empathy

neuroscience, mice, fear, pain, empathy, social transmission, emotion contagion, optogenetics, analgesia, Stanford University
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