Essay on The Discovery Of Mirror Neurons
The widespread effects of stress, in addition to the involvement of both motor and emotional responses, create an interesting target for mimicry and mirror neuron research. There is a lack research regarding stress behaviors and mirroring, which inspired us to investigate any possible associations. Prior research has led us to questions such as: Do people mimic stress related behaviors such as fidgeting, tapping, or pacing? Do mirror neurons activate when observing these stress related behaviors? Are there similar brain activations when a person is feeling stressed compared to when they observe stress related behaviors? Furthermore, could mirror neurons and mimicry play a role in the spread of stress culture within colleges and universities?
In this proposal, we aim:
1) To determine whether people mimic…