2009 Conference on Neuroesthetics

Reflections on Mirror Neurons – Mirrors of Reality

How do we read the mind of others?

How and why do we imitate their actions?

Are there specialized brain neurons – the mirror neurons – that allow us to this?

How are mirror neurons related to mirror systems in the brain?

How does our knowledge of others influence our actions?

Do we read intentions into works of art?

How do brain specialists and philosophers address these questions and what insights do their work give us?

The Eighth International Conference on Neuroesthetics
January 17, 2009