Mirror Thinking: How Role Models Make Us Human

Mirror Thinking: How Role Models Make Us Human

by Fiona Murden

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Overview

Parents, friends, teachers, relatives, and even work colleagues – from the people close to us to those we never even meet – other people are constantly shaping who we are.

The mirror neuron is a part of the brain that has shaped each and every one of us throughout our lifetimes. It is the very essence of what makes us human, but most of us have never even heard of it.

Mirror Thinking
explores how the mirror neuron has defined us through the role models we observe and interact with. All of the learning we take from our world is down to our brain's mirror system, but it doesn't stop there. This incredible system is also responsible for our emotional connections with others, how we pass on learning between the generations through stories, and how we imagine and innovate within our own minds.

In Mirror Thinking, psychologist and award-winning author Fiona Murden looks at the mirrors that have shaped our lives: parents, friends, teachers, relatives, and even work colleagues. From the people close to us to those we never even meet – other people are constantly shaping who we are. By having a better understanding of this system we are able to take conscious control of it, encouraging us to have a more positive impact on the world around us and on society as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472975805
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,205,828
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Fiona Murden is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, author and public speaker. She gained an MSc in Psychology from the University of London, and started her career at Andersen Consulting. Fiona has worked with high performers from across industries, sport, business and politics for the last 16 years, helping them to achieve optimal performance. Her speaking commitments take her from the Cabinet Office and the NHS to the Oxford Literary Festival and Red Smart Woman's Week.

Fiona's first book, Defining You, was Silver winner at the Axion Business Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Business Book of the Year. In addition to her writing and speaking commitments, Fiona is founder of the charity Dot-to-Dot aimed at 'joining the dots on human behaviour'.

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