Assessing the "Buzz" about Mirror Neurons: A Modest Theological Critique

From: Volume 13, Issue 1: Spring 2016, Christian Education and Special Needs Ministry Pages 28-42


Mirror neurons provide a case study for grappling with the role that neuroscience can play in the integrative work of Christian educators. Drawing upon previous efforts to integrate Christian education and selected sciences, the article offers some advice when engaging with this new field. Also, using the image of a movie with various roles, the article offers theological reflections for addressing possible integration between neuroscience and the biblical text. The article also suggests practical applications for the classroom

Key Words: mirror neurons, theology and Christian educators



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