I have been looking forward to posting this Tuesday TED Talk for an entire week. Today, I would like to share two TED talks about animals – and how similar they are with human beings.

The first one is about ‘monkeynomics’. People have built complex economic systems. Human beings often display irrational behaviour. To summarise it, human beings have a ‘loss bias’, which means they may take (excessive) risks in order to avoid a loss. Laurie Santos researches whether monkey have the same kind of economically irrational behaviour.

But there is more animals have in common with human beings: some animals can cooperate and have empathy with each other, as Frans de Waal shows.