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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x157 Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans
TV-PG

  • 2014-08-21T00:00:00-04:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Behind those funny animal videos, sometimes, are oddly human-like problems. Laurel Braitman studies non-human animals who exhibit signs of mental health issues — from compulsive bears to self-destructive rats to monkeys with unlikely friends. Braitman asks what we as humans can learn from watching animals cope with depression, sadness and other all-too-human problems.

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