People with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty recognizing emotions in others. Now there are special exercises that can help. They train autistic people to read other people's facial expressions.
The common chicken isn't as dumb as you might like to think. Researchers who looked at a wealth of scientific literature on the bird found that chickens are capable of empathy, logic, and even a little subterfuge.
Can a dog feel insulted? Can a rat be helpful? Or can an elephant show understanding? Can animals experience complex emotions such as empathy, altruism, fairness and justice? How Animals Feel investigates this question.
Behavioral neuroscience has been trying to get to the bottom of this one for ages - can animals truly show compassion? A team at Emory University says an important step has been taken - by the prairie vole.
A new comic aims to draw attention to the problem of acid attacks, which disfigure and maim hundreds of women in India every year. The survivors face intense emotional and physical trauma as well as acute ostracism.
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