Archive for May, 2010

May 27 2010

V.S Ramachandran’s Video Presentation on Mirror Neurons for Visual Learners

See VS Ramachandran’s video presentation on mirror neurons here.


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May 27 2010

Read This Fascinating Essay By V.S Ramachandran: Mirror Neurons and imitation learning as the driving force behind “the great leap forward” in human evolution

Here is the link and part of the essay below:

MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind “the great leap forward” in human evolution

By V.S. Ramachandran

The discovery of mirror neurons in the frontal lobes of monkeys, and their potential relevance to human brain evolution — which I speculate on in this essay — is the single most important “unreported” (or at least, unpublicized) story of the decade. I predict that mirror neurons will do for psychology what DNA did for biology: they will provide a unifying framework and help explain a host of mental abilities that have hitherto remained mysterious and inaccessible to experiments.

There are many puzzling questions about the evolution of the human mind and brain:

1) The hominid brain reached almost its present size — and perhaps even its present intellectual capacity about 250,000 years ago . Yet many of the attributes we regard as uniquely human

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May 27 2010

Ken Pope, Ethics and Research on the Impact of Dual Relationships in Therapy

Ken Pope, PhD is a widely respected psychologist and author. His website offers one of the best discussions of dual relationships and I highly recommend it.

To read it, click here.

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