Mirror, Mirror…

A short, but sweet, presentation by VS Ramachandran on the role that mirror neurons play in our consciousness. I’m not entirely convinced, though, by his claim that mirror neurons were responsible for the ‘big bang’ in human consciousness and culture about 75,000 years ago. After all, other species are known to possess mirror neurons and we haven’t seen similar leaps forward. Still, fascinating stuff.
 
 

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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