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Apr
2017
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Social SENSE–what if

Need to explore.

If mirror neurons in humans establish a capacity for empathy, a largely social function, and social pain piggy backs neural routes for registering magnitude and duration of perceptual (physical) pain, lighting up similar perceptual/pain/response regions of the brain, is not then there perceptual registration and response to the social just as with other senses?

If navigating the social follows like neurological systems and adaptively protective functions as seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, touching and balancing, is it not just another perceptual sense—the sense of social. And like other senses there is subtle, great, and dysfunctioning degrees of acuity as a basis of individual difference along with the cognitive, psychological, and such.

Hmmmm. Just a thought–perhaps already “thunk” clunked by others, as originality is rather scarce, prior to it entering my head.

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