In this interview, Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti of the University of Parma, Italy, describes his discovery of a unique type of neurons in the human motor cortex. These neurons respond both when a person initiates a particular action, as well as when the person perceives another person perform a similar action. Because of this defining characteristic neurons with this characteristic are labeled as 'mirror neurons'. Dr. Rizzolatti describes how he and his colleagues first came across these types of neurons and the initial response by the scientific community. Great interview and short videos.