DailyDirt: Animals Behave Like People Sometimes

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Animal behavior is getting more and more attention as researchers discover that our animal friends exhibit emotional responses seemingly similar to ours. It's hard to "prove" animals experience complex emotions or thoughts (in fact, you never prove anything in science... you can only disprove things), but mounting evidence seems to suggest that many animals have reactions that we might predict based on our own psychological knowledge. Here are just a few interesting studies on animals acting like us somehow. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    JoeDetroit (profile), 18 Sep 2014 @ 5:57am

    Human Exceptionalism?

    Why would humans be the only animal that feels emotion? I was taught way back in grade school that emotions are what separated us from "the beasts". Happy, sad, humor, jealousy, anger, I believe most animals feel all of them. It's just very hard to detect in the animal kingdom.

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