Watch this now-classic talk by neuroscientist VS Ramachandran. Mirror neurons were a hot topic five or ten years ago, shortly after they were first discovered, but things have cooled off a bit recently as more research has been done and shown that – surprise! – things might be a wee bit more complicated than VS initially led us to believe.

“What We Know Currently about Mirror Neurons” – 2013 journal article

“A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience” – article written for non-neuroscientists, that essentially explains the previous, more academic, link.

“Mindfulness Training and the Compassionate Brain” – 2012 article from Psychology Today

“Mirroring in Dance Movement Therapy”  – 2014 journal article

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