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Fellowship of the fin: Fish empathy and oxytocin

Reddon, AR and Swaney, WT (2023) Fellowship of the fin: Fish empathy and oxytocin. Learning & Behavior. ISSN 1543-4494

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Zebrafish exhibit fear contagion, a basic form of empathy, and when observing social fellows that have been exposed to predation cues, will themselves exhibit similar distress behaviours. As in mammals, the nonapeptide hormone oxytocin is essential for this empathic response, and homologous areas of the brain are involved, suggesting that the mechanistic basis of empathy may be conserved among vertebrates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; Behavioral Science & Comparative Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Springer
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2023 14:15
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2024 00:50
DOI or ID number: 10.3758/s13420-023-00593-1
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20238
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