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Most people can recall feeling embarrassed due to a situation they witnessed, or sad after seeing someone else cry. What causes these second-hand emotions? It turns out cells called mirror neurons play a role in our reactions in these sorts of scenarios.

 

What are mirror neurons?

Neuronal cells make up the circuitry of the brain. They consist of a round body and long cellular extension called an axon, which conducts electrical impulses from neuron to neuron. These impulses facilitate the sending of signals and initiation of responses, allowing the brain to perform its many vital functions.

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