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Rats prefer to help their own kind. Humans may be similarly wired

By July 15, 2021September 7th, 2021No Comments

A decade after scientists discovered that lab rats will rescue a fellow rat in distress, but not a rat they consider an outsider, new UC Berkeley research pinpoints the brain regions that drive rats to prioritize their nearest and dearest in times of crisis. It also suggests humans may share the same neural bias.