Already as new born in**ts we begin to read the faces of people around us. Actually, even before we are born we have begun to register our surroundings. Foetuses hear sounds, feel pulses and rhythms inside their mother’s womb. From the moment we’re born our brains are formed and developed through encounters and relations with others. The way you are addressed and met affects how you think about yourself and the world. How the people who take care of you see you, affects how you see yourself. We infect each other even with our feelings. How is this possible?

Our brains contain great quantities of so-called mirror neurons. Neurons are brain cells and mirror neurons enable us to understand how other people feel. Mirror neurons are extra sensitive to how other people around us are and what they do. How we talk to each other is also important. Nice words or nasty words provoke different feelings. Using our mirror neurons we create an image which reverberates in our body, a kind of emotional vibration. This means we can feel empathy. When we see someone else fare badly we can experience it as if we are also suffering and can understand what the other person needs. Many describe mirror neutrons as the seat of empathy.

Hall of Mirrors
In the Hall of Mirrors 48 rotating circular fun house mirrors covers the walls.
The mirrors are vaguely colored and rotate with different speed and opposing directions.