Oliver Morin at the International Cognition and Culture Institute sheds some light on the history of the science of “mirror neurons” and the recent study that found no evidence that they exist in humans. Long story short: the evidence has always been sketchy but played up to stimulate interest in science journals.
Oliver’s Blog: “No evidence of Human Mirror Neurons”
(Hat tip to Matthew Godwin, whose link to lead me to find the above link)
August 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm
It now appears that someone else has found them, or at least something that fits the description to and extent: