Monday, 19 June 2006

Mirror Neuron Research: Implications for Education.

by Graeme Daniel

19/06/06 issue of WWWTools for education opens by

Every so often, there arises a topic which grabs the imagination, not so much for its current implementation in educational practice, but rather by virtue of the exciting possibilities it seems to present.

Graeme is refering to Mirror Neuron, which fires both when an animal performs an action 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 himself performing the action [from wikipedia]

The list of articles to read is long and I have not had the opportunity to read them yet. However anyone interested in the scientific basis of learning should give these articles some attention and time.

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