IT is fitting that the first press coverage for the Empathize Now! programme at the National Bioethics Conference is from the Bangalore Mirror. The scientific basis of empathy, experts claim, lies with mirror neurons in the brain – the same ones fire both when we act or observe another performing the same action. Mirroring another’s thoughts and feelings creates the connection between ‘us and them’ and helps us understand the other better. Clearly the Bangalore Mirror understands us!
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