Animal Research

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Mirror Neurons

Giacomo Rizzolatti has a longstanding interest in how the cognitive functions of the brain are connected to movement. When he and his colleagues were studying neurons that control hand and mouth actions in monkeys, they noticed that the neurons would not only activate when the animal picked up a piece More

Pet theraphy: gli animali domestici migliorano davvero la salute?

Yourself Italia: Una nuova ricerca sfata la credenza comune secondo la quale avere un animale domestico porta ad una vita più felice, più sana e più lunga. Secondo Harold Herzog, professore di psicologia alla Western Carolina University e autore di un recente studio in materia, queste credenze non sono necessariamente false More

Are Pet Owners Really Happier or Healthier?

Time: “While pets are undoubtedly good for some people, there is presently insufficient evidence to support the contention that pet owners are healthier or happier or that they live longer.” Harold Herzog, professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, writing in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. Herzog, a More