As with all great scientific discoveries, the first practical application of "The Gandhi Neuron" will be in porn.
The scientists are of course still arguing among themselves. For the rest of us, these observations are metaphors conjuring up a "world picture," like the Elizabethan's humours. As a rebuke to nihilists the possibility that empathy has a concrete and measurable analog in the brain seems wonderful.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
at 8:17 PM