fuck-benedict-cumberbatch thewhisperinglady flowerfistandbestialwail In a simple experiment researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could The answer was yes The free rat occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it Astonishingly if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state “A New Model of Empathy The Rat” by David Brown Washington Post OH MY this just in rats are more humane than humans Meme

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