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Published: 4 Jul 2006

Neuroscientists at McGill have found that mice suffer elevated distress levels when they see a familiar mouse suffering. Researchers call this shared suffering "emotional contagion" and consider it a primitive and necessary precursor to human empathy. The study, by neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil, was published in the journal Science.

Neuroscientists at McGill have found that mice suffer elevated distress levels when they see a familiar mouse suffering. Researchers call this shared suffering "emotional contagion" and consider it a primitive and necessary precursor to human empathy. The study, by neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil, was published in the journal Science.
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