Mirror neurons and humanity's dark side

Gisela Kaplan
2019 Animal Sentience  
The last two decades have revealed brain mechanisms in birds and primates showing that, contrary to earlier prejudices, some birds can do things (cognitive and affective) on par with or even better than great apes and humans. The old dichotomies are breaking down; but the dark side is that these insights come at a time in the Anthropocene when humans have caused and continue to cause mass extinctions.
doi:10.51291/2377-7478.1401 fatcat:ytupjwfrubajzaoyek76js2rvq