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Empathy and the Myth of Mirror Neurons

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. But how is this possible? You may know how you would feel in a similar situation, but is it really possible for one person to experience the same feelings as another?

In this article we look at the science behind empathy and in particular at the concept of a special class of brain cell called 'mirror neurons' that some scientists believe exist to create empathy.

 

Free seminar: "The Brain At Work"

Neuroscientific knowledge has now advanced to the point where it is capable of providing insights that can drive performance improvements in organisations in a multitude of different ways - better communication, improvements in leadership skills and greater team effectiveness to name just three.

MyBrain International specialises in training L&D professionals in the subject of neuroscience and in providing the tools and materials necessary to run stand-alone workshops or to embed the subject in broader programmes.

To provide a better understanding of this fascinating subject and a practical insight into why the MyBrain approach and materials are so effective at driving performance improvements, we are running a number of free half-day seminars in central London.

The seminars are open to senior managers, trainers and HR professionals who are interested in either becoming a MyBrain Practitioner themselves or in learning how use of our materials could benefit their organisation.

Click here to book and here for more information on the seminars.

Places are limited to a maximum of two people from any one organisation and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

 

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