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Monkeys Show Regret And Disappointment Like Humans: Study

Monkey Regret

First Posted: 06/01/11 02:10 PM ET Updated: 11/16/11 06:15 AM ET


We humans tend to think of ourselves as the only sentient beings capable of regret, a key emotion that helps keep us from making the same mistakes over and over.

Now a new study shows that rhesus monkeys may be saddled with the same feelings of disappointment — at least when they lose at rock, paper, scissors.

Read the whole story: Time


Filed by Michael McLaughlin  |