I’m probably revealing my science-ignorance, but a paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience this month about an experiment that may have found evidence of something called mirror neurons in the human brain. I don’t have access to the Journal of Neuroscience paper, but I read about it in ScienceNews here. The article by Tina Hesman Saey begins:
“Macaque monkeys have specialized brain cells — called mirror neurons — that activate when a monkey performs an action involving an object, such as picking up a grape, or when watching someone else do the same task. The discovery of these neurons in 1996 led to speculation that they could be involved in everything from simulating others’ actions to language development to autism. There was only one problem: no one had definite proof that such cells exist in humans.”
The revealing my science-ignorance part of my post is this: if more definitive evidence is found, could mirror neurons explain the effects found in the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory ESP experiments?
The picture below is of an early ESP machine from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory.