The “pain grimace” is quite similar in many mammals, but where did it come from and why do we do it? … More Why do We and Other Animals Wince When in Pain?
The complex sets of drives and calculations that we call morality rise from our basic human instincts toward reciprocity, fairness, and empathy. These instincts are called prosocial because they promote cohesion and harmony in the social context of herds, packs, and families. However, humans are not alone in having prosocial instincts. Many, indeed MOST, mammals show prosocial … More The moral codes of other human species
That sounds like a stupid question, but it’s actually not because most other species are not as grossed out by vomit as we are. Humans have a particular aversion toward the sight or smell of puke. We find it utterly revolting. And if we actually witness someone tossing their cookies, our reaction can be so strong that we … More Why Do We Find Puke So Gross?