Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzees.

@article{Campbell2009ComputerAS,
  title={Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzees.},
  author={Matthew W. Campbell and Julia D. Carter and Darby P Proctor and Michelle L. Eisenberg and Frans B M de Waal},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1676},
  pages={4255-9}
}
People empathize with fictional displays of behaviour, including those of cartoons and computer animations, even though the stimuli are obviously artificial. However, the extent to which other animals also may respond empathetically to animations has yet to be determined. Animations provide a potentially useful tool for exploring non-human behaviour… CONTINUE READING

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