What scientists learned amid the fluctuating fad in mirror neurons research
- September 26, 2022
- Greg Hickok, cog sci and lang sci, BrainFacts, Sept. 26, 2022
“Here was something that showed a path to how all these things may have started out with mirror neurons,” said University of California neuroscientist [and Distinguished Professor] Gregory Hickok, “and then blossomed into everything wonderful and amazing about humans.” … By 2014, the mentalizing theory began to unravel in earnest. First, Hickok published a book entitled “The Myth of Mirror Neurons,” detailing logical fallacies and contradictory data among hundreds of scientific papers.