How mirror neurons create empathy

This very short TED talk is VS Ramachandran – a neuroscientist from the University of California – talking about the neurons that shaped our civilisation, and in particular mirror neurons which sit in the frontal lobes of our brains.  He explains how these help us to learn new skills, and also create empathy for others.  This leads us to see:

  • why it is so important to model positive behaviour for others, especially for our children;
  • how showing empathy for others can encourage them to develop empathy for us; and
  • how we are all fundamentally connected.
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