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The Neurons that Shaped Civilization

  • Published8 Mar 2012
  • Reviewed8 Mar 2012
  • Source TED

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

Learn more about the mirror neurons that shaped civilization in this TED talk. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.

Access The neurons that shaped civilization at TED-Ed.