Mirroring People : The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others

Mirroring People : The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others

Book Title: Mirroring People : The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Format: Paperback | 316 pages

Publication Date: 23 Jun 2009

ISBN-13: 9780312428389

Includes a new Afterword by the Author

What accounts for our remarkable ability to get inside another person's head--to know what he or she is thinking and feeling? Marco Iacoboni, a leading neuroscientist, explains the groundbreaking research into mirror neurons, the "smart cells" in our brain that allow us to understand others. From imitation to morality, from political affiliations to consumer choices, mirror neurons are relevant to myriad aspects of social cognition. Mirroring People is the first book for the general reader on this revolutionary new science.