The science of empathy

What is a feeling or thought? On the most basal level, it’s (merely?) millions of neurons in your brain firing in a particular sequence. Cooooool.

What are mirror neurons? When you do or feel something, a neural pathway (a bunch of particular neurons in a particular sequence) fires. Mirror neurons are parts of that pathway that also fire when you just watch someone do something. Crazy, right?

But wait. If thoughts and feelings are just made up of neurons firing and a good portion of those neurons fire in my head when I see you doing or feeling something, than what’s the difference between you feeling something versus me feeling something? Not that much… Does that make us all one? It’s kind of hard to say no…

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