Re: Mirror Neurons -- Rock Stars or Backup Singers?
Dec 28, 2007 11:58 AM
RE: Mirror Neurons are just Memory Cells in our Brain!
Mind Matters: Well now you got me; I don't remember reading anything definitive on this one way or another. My suspicion is that no one feels they can say, since (as I understand it) the only way to really know would be to directly wire every single premotor neuron, a rather impossible proposition at this point. If anyone out there knows otherwise, feel free to correct this editor.
I think â€œmirrorâ€ neurons are just the â€œmemoryâ€ neurons, that have been extensively described in my 2006 seminal book [url
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0595379907][I]Gods, Genes, Conscience[/I][/url] (Chapter 15: The Universal Theory of Mind).
As such, this â€œmemoryâ€ definition should exclude all other neurons, including the premotor; sensory; motor; or otherwise.
Furthermore, without any hyperbole herein (as often proclaimed by several neuroscientists elsewhere to the contrary) the activities of these mirror neurons are just parts of the central mechanism of our memory system in our brain, which is empirically localized and defined as â€œmemophorescenicityâ€ in my abovesaid book (Chapter 15.4: Memory Modulation and Recall: A New Hypothesis of Psychic Imagery, Perceptivity, Creativity, and Reflectivity).
Thank you all for your kind attention and cooperation in this matter.
Best wishes, Mong 12/29/7usct2:19p; author Decoding Scientism (work in progress), [url
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0595379907]Gods, Genes, Conscience[/url] (January 2006), and [url
http://www2.blogger.com/profile/18303146609950569778]Gods, Genes, Conscience: Global Dialogues Now[/url] (February 2006); a retired cancer biomedical research pioneer (1970s-80s) turned critical reader-independent philosopher of ME (Mind and Emotion, including morality and ethics), pursuing Epistemology of Self (and other selves) as a rekindled post-midlife passion and profession, whose works are based on the current advances in interdisciplinary science and integrative psychology of Science and Religion worldwide; ethically, morally; metacognitively, and objectivelyâ€”blogging avidly since February 2006!
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