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Mirror Neurons

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Why do sports fans feel so emotionally invested in the game, reacting almost as if they were part of the game? According to new research, people constantly imitate whatever they are observing. This video segment, adapted from "NOVA ScienceNow," discusses the latest research on a system of neurons that plays a part in how people relate to each other. These neurons, known as mirror neurons, prime individuals to imitate what they see.

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