Contact: Kevin Jiang
University of Chicago Medical Center
Caption: Peggy Mason and Inbal Bartal of the University of Chicago describe how they discovered that rats will help strangers out of empathy, but with a caveat -- they will only help rats of a type they are familiar with.
Credit: University of Chicago, Kevin Jiang
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