Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vilayanur Ramachandran: The Neurons That Shaped Civilization

Filmed Nov 2009; Posted Jan 2010 on TED
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.

1 comment:

  1. This is incredibly interesting if his conclusions are true. Has others provided collborating evidence regarding these mirror neurons and whether this leads to his conclusions?