If you're local to the NC Triangle region and feel like celebrating with me, the best way to do that would be to go and check out the opening reception of Waves of Mu at the Duke University Institute for Brain Sciences tonight.
Waves of Mu is a performance art installation by Amy Caron that focuses on mirror neurons, which are a type of neuron that is responsible for helping us to identify with others. For example, when watching someone stub their toe or wipe out on a bike, you might wince in response due in part to the workings of this type of neuron in your brain. The weird thing is that these neurons fire no matter whether you stub your toe or your friend does. This leads them to also be known as the "empathy neuron."
I'll have a more detailed post up explaining mirror neurons later this week, but if you can't drop by opening reception tonight from 5 - 9 pm, you still have time to see the performance itself that's running at Duke from October 20th - 30th. It's free, but tickets need to be reserved here at the Institute's website.
UPDATE: All performances all sold out! But you can still go to the opening reception tonight starting at 5 pm, and there is still a waitlist for the two performances on Saturday October 30th. Hurry!