Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Committing science …

… Science-Based Medicine — A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Mirror neurons have been offered as an explanation for empathy, but the evidence is not sufficient to infer that. [Burton] questions research into the “neural correlates of consciousness” by investigators like Christof Koch, because the behavior of individual neurons can’t explain emergent properties with a higher level of complexity.

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