Mirror Neurons and Empathy – Energetic Synthesis

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Courtesy of Energetic Synthesis

A mirror neuron is a nerve cell that fires when the person observes an action being performed by another person. The neurons that fire in response to seeing actions taken by someone else’s body are called Mirror Neurons. Thus, it is important to know that while observing the behavior of another, nerve cells or neurons in us, fire similar sets neuronal connections in our body, which mirror those that are firing in the person we are observing. This means that a person watching the behavior of another as the observer is actually carrying out the same pattern of action, via the information being carried in their neural impulses. In the early developmental phases of childhood, mirror neurons develop mirror properties through the child mimicking and imitating the repetitive behavior of their parents and the environment. With some autistic…

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