Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti has been awarded the prestigious Brain Prize (2014) and the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research (2011).
He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Italy (2002) and of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in USA (2002), as well as member of many prestigious scientific societies and institutions in the world. Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti is also author of many high-profile scientific publications internationally recognized.
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MIRROR NEURONS DISCOVERY
Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti led a group of scientists to the discovery of mirror neurons in the early 1990’s. Mirror neurons are the physiological basis of empathy.
They activate both when an individual executes a motor act and when he observes another individual performing the same motor act.
The mirror neuron system in the human brain is one of the most important discovery in the last decades in the neuroscience field.
“I predict that mirror neurons will do for psychology what DNA did for biology”, wrote Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, one of the most influent neuroscientist in the world.