Helping doctors put empathy to good use
- Dr. Helen Riess recently published a study showing that explicitly teaching empathy to doctors-in-training improves their interactions with patients.
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Rats: Holiday spirit, in rodent form
- During the holidays, if kids become brats, you can shout with a straight face, "Start acting like rats!" According to a study in the journal Science, University of Chicago researchers discovered that lab rats can show empathy - a quality not previously demonstrated in rodents - at levels that are rare even in primates.