Introduction: Good, Better, and (Dangerously) Best Samaritans

  • Gary Olson
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL, volume 10)


Marco Iacoboni, one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists and author of Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Relate to Others, recently participated on a panel with the Dalai Lama at the “Happiness and Its Causes Conference” in Brisbane, Australia.1During the discussion, Iacoboni described the biological basis for human connection as the brain’s mirror neuron system, a physiological explanation for humans’ desire to interact with each other in emotionally fulfilling ways.


Mirror Neuron Human Connection Loving Kindness Michael Ruse Dangerous Idea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Olson
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMoravian CollegeBethlehemUSA

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