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"Want to learn what mirror neurons have to do with Super Bowl commercials, violent video games, autism, addiction, and even free will? This is your book."--Discover magazine
"Explaining how mirror neurons might change our notion of free will, act as neural precursors to language, and shed light on human empathy, Iacoboni nimbly takes us through the experiments that led to these findings."--Seed magazine
"Pioneer researcher Iacoboni balances technical detail with engaging historical perspective, humor, and idealism."--Library Journal
"To read this marvelously accessible book is to share Iacoboni's enthusiasm.... A book full of wonder and promise."--Booklist
MARCO IACOBONI's research has been covered by newspapers around the country, and he has appeared on ABC Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, and NPR Morning Edition, among other TV and radio programs.
One of my favorite things about the book was that the author seemed to respect his readers.
Perception and action are an integrated process so these sensory neurons are firing at the same time as the motor neurons that are required to perform such action.
Well and fluently written this book describes revolutionary steps in the neurocognitive field.
Very clearly written and revolutionary in its ideas. "Monkey see, monkey do" seems to provide n explanation for much of human behavior. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Herbert S. Gross
I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. Others have made the comment that there was simply not enough “science” in this book, but some books are simply aimed at the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leanna Grintsaig
Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others, written by Marco Iacoboni, discusses the role of mirror neurons and how they are necessary for interaction... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Matthew Young
A true delight - well written great research, highly interesting A scientific book accessible to the public A great service toward the understanding of the human brainPublished 13 months ago by lily pauker
Strengths: The author marshals compelling evidence and makes a strong, indeed nearly water-tight case, that mirror neurons are the biological infrastructure that subserves... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lou Agosta
Mr. Iacoboni is a rock star. His book is fascinating and entertaining without underestimating the reader or sacrificing complexity for easier reading. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Christopher Violette
The whole topic sounds interesting. The book was very promising in the beginning. After a while though I saw that it is dry and not really telling me anything memorable just... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Yannis
As soon as I started this book, I could tell it was going to be good. The author's intelligence and enthusiasm were obvious from the tone of the writing. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. Wilkins
This is a facinating book which I could not put down. EXtremely well writen so as to be very readable.Published 20 months ago by Anne