Do “Mirror Neurons” Help Create Social Understanding?

Is the mirror system key to how social understanding is created in the brain?

Researchers from Denmark released a new study on Feb. 24 showing that specific brain cells called “mirror neurons” may help people interpret the actions they see other people perform.


Mirror neurons are thought to be

specialized brain cells that allow

you to learn and empathize by

observing the actions

of another person.


The new study from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science. The research was led by postdoctoral research fellow John Michael.

by Christopher Bergland