Mirror neurons and Empathy

By Kate Conklin
February 3, 2016

VS Ramachandran is known his use of experimental methods that make relatively little use of complex technologies such as neuroimaging. The radical simplicity of his approach has generated many new ideas about the brain and our perceptions. He has predicted “mirror neurons will do for psychology what DNA did for biology: they will provide a unifying framework and help explain a host of mental abilities that have hitherto remained mysterious and inaccessible to experiments.”

Here, he explains about mirror neurons and shocking information about empathy, human interconnectedness, and dissolving the barriers between human beings.

“To imitate a complex act requires me to adopt another person’s point of view.”



“Perhaps we are the same person. Perhaps we have no limits; perhaps we flow into each other, stream through each other, boundlessly and magnificently.”
Ingmar Bergman