Critics of a Mirror Mechanism

Critics of a Mirror Mechanism

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General criticisms against the idea of mirror neurons in humans stem from the idea that humans are unique and are a “special” species. Some psychologists have a difficult time accepting that a simple mechanism such as mirror neurons adequately explains high-level functioning. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti addresses these criticisms, citing previous studies where data exists in support of mirror neurons. He notes that the general argument of humans being “special” has its merits (he mentions the use of language) but cautions that humans are otherwise very similar to other animals.
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Mirror Neurons, mirror mechanism, criticism
Duration:
00:02:13