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Unformatted text preview: my job’. 18 General Knowledge: ‘Ten seconds is more than a minute’ and ‘You need water
to live’. 6 The Brain 19 Midsagittal view of each participant showing prefrontal activation during self-reflective thought Johnson, S. C. et al. Brain 2002 125:1808-1814; doi:10.1093/brain/awf181 Mirror neuron activate in response to other people
Marco Iacoboni Mirror Neurons also occurs when an animal mirrors behavior of another animal A mirror neuron is a neuron which
fires both when an animal acts and
when the animal observes the same
action performed by another
(especially conspecific) animal.
Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the
behavior of another animal, as
though the observer were itself
acting. 21 7 Mirror neuron theory of self: The Neurology of Self-Awareness take the perspective of another person Mirror neuron theory of self:
– Self awareness is simply using mirror
neurons for "looking at myself as if
someone else is look at me" (the
word "me" encompassing some of my
brain processes, as well). – The mirror neuron mechanism — the
same algorithm — that originally
evolved to help you adopt another's
point of view was turned inward to
look at your own self. V.S. RAMACHANDRAN, a
neuroscientist, is Director, Center
for Brain and Cognition, University
of California, San Diego; Author, A
Brief Tour of Human
Consciousness, and coauthor,
Phantoms in the Brain. 22 8...
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