Thursday, February 25, 2010
A chink in the mirror neuron armor?
It is yet to slow the pace of mirror neuron speculation, but at least a reference to my "Eight Problems" paper, as well as this blog, made it on the Mirror Neuron Wikipedia page (no it wasn't me who added it). It actually lists the 8 problems in the "Criticism" (singular, I note) section which is right below the section which details how mirror neurons explain understanding intentions, empathy, language, autism, theory of mind, and gender differences -- apparently the female mirror system is more robust than the male mirror neuron system. Ugh.