Modern Humankind and Mirror Neurons

This has made me think again about mirror neurons, sometimes referred to in Japanese as “monomane saibo” [“mimic cells”]. There is a hypothesis that these nerve cells are involved in empathy enabling us to understand the actions, intentions and emotions of other people, and may also have become the trigger for our acquisition of language. Empathy is essential to communication. So what do these unique cells suggest to us humans today?