Rats prefer to help their own kind, humans may be similarly wired: Study

Comment by tonytran2015: So the old concept of “Nation formed in a territory by people bonded together by being mostly of the same race and the same culture” has a scientific basis.

https://ca.style.yahoo.com/rats-prefer-help-own-kind-172617311.html

Washington [US], July 16 (ANI): A decade after scientists discovered
that lab rats will rescue a fellow rat in distress, but not a rat they consider an outsider, new research from the University of California,
Berkeley, pinpoints the brain regions that drive rats to prioritise
their nearest and dearest in times of crisis. It also suggests humans may share the same neural bias.

The findings, published onJuly 13, in the journal eLife, suggest that altruism, whether in rodents or humans, is motivated by social bonding and familiarity rather than sympathy or guilt.

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