Who do you think you are

Didn’t expect David Brooks to weigh in on this

I liked that article. It seems to confirm that our “mirror neural network” is very much influential in our behavioral growth .

Mirror Neural Network

Mirror neurons are one of the most important discoveries in the last decade of neuroscience. These are a variety of visuospatial neurons which indicate fundamentally about human social interaction. Essentially, mirror neurons respond to actions that we observe in others.

The interesting part is that mirror neurons fire in the same way when we actually recreate that action ourselves. Apart from imitation, they are responsible for myriad of other sophisticated human behavior and thought processes. Defects in the mirror neuron system are being linked to disorders like autism. This review is a brief introduction to the neurons that shaped our civilization.
Mirror neurons: Enigma of the metaphysical modular brain - PMC