Autism, Web/Tech

Ramachandran and Mirror Neurons

Dr Ramachandran is one of the most important scientists of our age. He is neuroscientist who through exceptional insight and careful research is slowly unraveling the human brain and the nature of consciousness. Just as importantly he is an talented and enthusiastic communicator who can appeal to noble prize winners and watches of the Discovery Channel with equal ease. His work on mirror neurons offers important clues to the causes of autism and the nature of learning.
The Edge a website who purpose is to “promote inquiry into and discussion of intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and literary issues” recently asked key scientist and thinkers what their dangerous idea was. Dr Ramachandran response related to mirror neurons and consciousness and promoted a good round up of current research into mirror neurons.

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  1. Ramachandran’s “Phantoms in the Brain” is a wonderful read, by the way, and highly recommended. It’s sort of modern neuroscience’s version of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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