Study: Monkeys show regret

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A recent study at the Yale School of Medicine, indicates rhesus monkeys experience feelings of disappointment.

The monkeys were taught to play a modified version of rock, paper, scissors and show regret when they lost a round and did not receive the rewards offer when they won a round the game.

From a report on

“” When the monkeys lost, they showed activity in two regions of the brain associated with the rational and emotional components of regret: … “”

This offers more evidence that animals do indeed experience emotion.