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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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RSA Animate - How Our Natural Empathy Could Save Our Planet

Empathy. Mirror neurons. Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
How thanks to empathy we could save our fellow humans and our planet. (RSA Animate Video)

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Giacomo Rizzolatti - Mirror Neurons | GoCognitive

Giacomo Rizzolatti - Mirror Neurons | GoCognitive | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

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.

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Empathy & Leadership-Daniel Goleman

Empathy is central to leadership abilities. Daniel Goleman discusses the three different kinds of empathy: Cognitive, Emotional, and Empathic Concern. (video)

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