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Why mirroring an interviewer’s body language and mannerisms can make you seem incompetent


Copying Someone’s Behavior? Watch Who You Mimic


Monkey See, Monkey Do? The Role of Mirror Neurons in Human Behavior

We are all familiar with the phrase “monkey see, monkey do” – but have we actually thought about what it means? Over the last two decades, neuroscience research has been investigating whether this popular saying has a real basis in human behavior.... More>


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Reflecting on Behavior: Giacomo Rizzolatti Takes Us on a Tour of the Mirror Mechanism

Giacomo Rizzolatti opened his keynote address at the APS 23rd Annual Convention with a neuroscience riff on a comedic classic: a guy walks into a bar. In Rizzolatti’s world, such a scene slips not into a series of one-liners but instead into philosophical consideration: Exactly how do we perceive the man holding his beer, and how do we know that he intends to drink it?... More>


Reflecting on Behavior: Giacomo Rizzolatti Gives a Tour of the Mirror Mechanism

In his keynote address at the APS 23rd Annual Convention, Giacomo Rizzolatti of the University of Parma, in Italy, gave a brief history of the mirror mechanism.... More>