Sunday, January 10, 2010

Neurons that Shaped Civilization?

Neuroscientist VS Ramachandran on mirror neurons, the brain cells that some researchers believe instrumental to language, empathy and morality. More from Ramachandran on Edge here. I also recommend What's Next? edited by Max Brockman which includes an essay from neuroscientist Christian Keysers on mirror neurons. Wikipedia tracks the research and controversies.