Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TED Talk Tuesday: Vilayanur Ramachandran on the neurons that shaped civilization.

This is a fascinating look at how we developed the ability to share ideas and to empathize with other human beings.


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5 comments:

  1. Great talk. One of those which shakened my worldview.

    thx

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  2. I don't think I can even process all of this right now!

    Man, do I ever hope the term 'ghandineurons' actually catches on.

    We may just yet 'dissolve the barrier between you and other human beings'.

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  3. "Gandhi-neurons" really is a great term!

    I love when scientific breakthroughs reflect things religions have taught and believed intuitively. Do unto others, we're all one, etc.

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