Myth: Mirror neurons are special cells that create empathy - Deepstash

Myth: Mirror neurons are special cells that create empathy

Myth: Mirror neurons are special cells that create empathy

Decades ago, scientists noticed neurons increase their activity when an individual is taking a particular action, for example, waving when others are waving. They named them "mirror neurons."

But, your brain is really predicting your next action based on what you see, hear, and feel if you move. Seeing someone wriggle their fingers in the air and understanding it as a greeting is a normal part of your brain's predictive processes.

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