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Mirror Neurons: the same neurons fire when you are watching someone do something as when you are actually doing it.

Mirror Neurons: the same neurons fire when you are watching someone do something as when you are actually doing it.

Mirror Neurons Grasping a cup, drinking from a cup, and cleaning around a cup exhibit different levels of mirror neuron activity

Mirror Neurons Grasping a cup, drinking from a cup, and cleaning around a cup exhibit different levels of mirror neuron activity

This is truly fascinating - "Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it."

This is truly fascinating - "Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it."

The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.

A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience – Mirror Neurons

The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.

Science TEDTalks What are mirror neurons? Further reading on the neurotherapy described in today’s talk.

Science TEDTalks What are mirror neurons? Further reading on the neurotherapy described in today’s talk.

Do Mirror Neurons Give Us Empathy? (Greater Good at University of California - Berkeley)

Do Mirror Neurons Give Us Empathy?

Mirror Neurons: PBS - A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people.

Mirror Neurons: PBS - A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people.

This article talks about the "spectrum of empathy" that exists even in non-autistic people. Empathy is apparently caused by mirror neurons.

This article talks about the "spectrum of empathy" that exists even in non-autistic people. Empathy is apparently caused by mirror neurons.

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Mirror neuron - Wikipedia

Mirror neuron - Wikipedia