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Mirror neurons and music, part I

You are at a concert and find that you are becoming increasingly tense, uncomfortable, and nervous as the performer experiences several memory lapses.    You know by the look on a klavier,piano,pianiststudent’s face as he comes to your studio that he hasn’t practiced during the past week.   A stranger smiles at you as you walk down the street and you smile back, suddenly feeling happier.  You know when your spouse grabs the grilling tongs while you are enjoying dinner outdoors that he isn’t about to turn the vegetables on the grill, he’s going to throw the tongs at the woodchuck that’s gnawing on a tree in your yard (strange, but true).

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