A couple weeks ago I completed the first weekend in Z-health R-Phase. Very cool stuff, lots of great information.
I've been wrapped up in the world of neurophysiology lately... it's a black hole.
So... on that topic,
Cells That Read Minds
More on mirror neurons here. The 14 minute clip is pretty cool.
This is a relatively new concept in neuroscience. Basically mirror neurons are pre-motor neurons which fire when a person does something, like shoot a free throw, for example and when a person watches someone do the exact same thing.
If you personally know how to do a skill, then basically by watching someone perform that same skill, the same synaptic activity (brain cell communication) happens as if you were performing the skill yourself. I call it free practice... sort of. You just better be sure that whoever you are watching is damn good at whatever it is they are doing.