Mir­ror neu­rons & why love en­gen­ders love

The Southern Gazette - - SOCIAL PAGE - “A happy heart makesthe face cheer­ful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15: 13

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Sal­va­tion Army

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11 a.m. Cre­ston South 3 p.m. Red Har­bour

Full Gospel Chris­tian Cen­tre

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Her­itage Bap­tist Church

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Mir­ror neu­rons are nerve cells in the brain which fire both when the in­di­vid­ual acts and when the in­di­vid­ual ob­serves some­one else do­ing the ac­tion in ques­tion. They were dis­cov­ered by Ital­ian neu­ro­phys­i­ol­o­gists in the 1990s who were study­ing hand and mouth move­ments in macaque mon­keys. What they dis­cov­ered, al­most by ac­ci­dent, is that the neu­rons con­trol­ling th­ese move­ments be­came ac­tive when the mon­keys saw peo­ple pick­ing up food and eat­ing. Since then, mir­ror neu­rons have been found in many ar­eas of the brain and it has been pro­posed that large ar­eas of the hu­man brain may act in a sim­i­lar way, ex­plain­ing why we sud­denly feel happy when we see some­one laugh­ing and smil­ing, or why we might flinch when we see some­one trip and fall. Per­haps this is the ex­pla­na­tion for why emo­tions tend to en­gen­der sim­i­lar emo­tions in oth­ers and has been pro­posed as the neu­ral ba­sis for em­pa­thy. Of course it doesn’t take a brain sur­geon or a rocket sci­en­tist to know that happy peo­ple make oth­ers happy, while an­gry or anx­ious folks make oth­ers an­gry or anx­ious. So, we should try to be happy, be lovable, and make the world a bet­ter place by smil­ing at ev­ery­one you meet.

Angli­can Church

Ro­man Catholic Church

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Ro­man Catholic Church

Sat: 6 p.m. Burin


United Church

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United Church

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9 a.m. Mass

United Church

11 a.m. French­man’s Cove


Sal­va­tion Army

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United Church

11 a.m. Morn­ing Wor­ship 11 a.m. Kinder­garten Sun­day School

Ro­man Catholic Church

Sat: 5 p.m. Point May 6:30 p.m. Lord’s Cove

Sal­va­tion Army

11 a.m. Ho­li­ness Meet­ing 2:30 p.m. Sun­day school 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meet­ing 7 p.m. Sal­va­tion Meet­ing


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