Even Babies Prefer the Underdog, Kyoto University and Tyohashi University of Technology Study

Published: Jun 13, 2013

The human brain may be wired to sympathize with the underdog. Even if the underdog is a yellow square being chased by a blue circle, and the brain has been checking out the outside world for only 10 months.

A Japanese research team found that 16 of 20 infants reached for the pursued yellow square rather than the aggressive blue ball as the ball bumped the square seven times, then smashed it.

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