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Mirror Neurons



Empathy and Mirror Neurons: PBS Nova (has transcripts) 
This excellent video explains the scientific and physiological basis of Empathy
"Why do sports fans feel so emotionally invested in the game, reacting almost as if they were part of the game themselves? According to provocative discoveries in brain imaging, inside our heads we constantly "act out" and imitate whatever activity we're observing. As this video reveals, our so-called "mirror neurons" help us understand the actions of others and prime us to imitate what we see."


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About Mirror Neurons
Mirror neurons as source of empathy, Story of boy with Aspergers Syndrome, 
Interviews VS Ramachandra, Image of cheerleaders in mirrored room
 

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Gust
af Gredebäck - The Mirror Neuron System: Understanding Others as Oneself
TEDxGöteborg 



"Gustaf Gredebäck is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Uppsala University where he manages the Uppsala Babylab. His research span several topics including occulomotor development, social cognition, and object representations in infancy. Central to his research is the active infant, that perceive, interpret, and interact with his/her physical and social environment in a goal directed and future oriented manner."



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Tracing the Origins of Human Empathy
Mirror neurons, yawning, mirroring, Frans de Waal, Kevin Ochsner, brain studies, identifying with certain groups.




Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti - THE DISCOVERY OF MIRROR NEURONS  

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"Dr. Rizzolatti is an Italian Neurophysiologist and professor at the University of Parma in Italy. He discovered unique neurons in the frontal and premotor cortex while doing research on the neural representation of motor movements in monkeys. Unlike other motor neurons, these neurons not only fired when engaged in planning a motor movement, but also through the observation of a related movement in another person or other monkey."



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