https://t.co/MnwIX0OJYD Contagious yawning is not a signal of empathy: no evidence of familiarity, gender or prosociality biases in dogs 🐶
Interesting - I never understood why this was so prominently upheld as an attribute of empathy in the first place.
Great study! Glad to see such neat & robust analysis of a behaviour we have come to assume too easily to be underpinned by empathy. This would've fit perfectly in our comp. empathy review where we address the exact same issue. Congrats @patrickneiland1
Our new study @RSocPublishing by @patrickneiland1 @scottclaessens @desiderata48851 @amaliabastos & @AlexhTaylor shows that dog yawning is not a signal of empathy. Read more at: https://t.co/NjJsRLfBvg https://t.co/eQG16VwnKe