As discussed already, speech fundamentally boils down to body movement. Therefore, we learn languages by mimicking the body movements of native speakers. But how exactly are we able to do this? How can we perceive such subtle movements in someone else’s body, and reproduce them with such accuracy with our or bodies? The answer is Mirror Neurons. Mirror neurons are a subset of motor neurons that fire when we observe someone else perform an action. The videos below discuss the function and impact of these neurons in more detail. Then in the final video, I summarize the practical implications of these ideas to our language learning practice. After you’ve watched all the videos, share your biggest takeaways and reflection in the
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