Please watch the following TED talk by Gustaf Gredebäck, a professor of psychology at Uppsala University.
Having an understanding of mirror neurons can help provide an explanation for why we feel the way that we do in many situations. For this assignment, apply your understanding of mirror neurons to the topic of empathy. In your journal, in at least 500 words, provide a theoretical explanation of why it is that we feel empathy. Consider whether or not you believe that mirror neurons explain empathy entirely, and if not, what additional factors do you think may be involved? Provide justification for any additional factors in your post.