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May 3, 2018

Brain circuit helps us learn watching others

Scientists pinpoint neural interactions that are necessary for observational learning.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

It’s often said that experience is the best teacher, but the experiences of other people may be even better. If you saw a friend get chased by a neighborhood dog, for instance, you would learn to stay away from the dog without having to undergo that experience yourself.