[extropy-chat] FWD (SK) Re: Neurology: A mirror to the world [autism tag]

Terry W. Colvin fortean1 at mindspring.com
Thu May 19 04:39:56 UTC 2005

Mirror neurons are discussed in V.S. Ramachandran's _A Brief Tour of
Consciousness_; he discussed them in more detail here:


At this weekend's Skeptics Society conference, John Allman of Caltech
gave a presentation on spindle cell neurons in certain parts of the
brain, reduced in size and activity for autistic patients.

Jim Lippard

On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 09:28:39PM -0700, Terry W. Colvin wrote:
> < http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3960516 >
> Neurology
> A mirror to the world
> May 12th 2005
> From The Economist print edition
> Empathy with others seems to be due to a type of brain cell called a 
> mirror neuron
> CHRISTIAN KEYSERS has a good way of making his point. He shows his 
> audience a clip from a James Bond movie in which a large, hairy spider 
> is climbing over our hero's naked body. He then asks the audience what 
> they think the actor playing Bond is feeling.

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