Mirror neurons

  • Maybe You Should Talk To Someone –– Lori Gottlieb
    • Neuroscientists discovered that humans have brain cells called [[mirror neurons]] that cause them to mimic others, and when people are in a heightened state of emotion, a soothing voice can calm their nervous system and help them stay present.
  • More Notes on Mastery
    • [[mirror neurons]] Particular motor-command neurons fire not only when they execute a specific action, but also when one observes another performing the same action.
      • These were soon dubbed [[mirror neurons]]. This neuronal firing meant that these primates would experience a similar sensation in both doing and observing the same deed, allowing them to put themselves in the place of another and perceive its movements as if they were doing them.
      • Without any visual cues or any action on the part of others, we can place ourselves inside their minds and imagine what they might be thinking.
      • The natural model for learning, largely based on the power of mirror neurons, came from watching and imitating others, then repeating the action over and over. Our brains are highly suited for this form of learning.
  • More Notes on Mastery
    • These were soon dubbed [[mirror neurons]]. This neuronal firing meant that these primates would experience a similar sensation in both doing and observing the same deed, allowing them to put themselves in the place of another and perceive its movements as if they were doing them.