I spoke at the CIPD Coventry & Warwickshire branch on 18th April 2018, here are some useful resources and links from that event.
Mirror Neurons and the Simulation Theory of Mind Reading, Gallese and Goldman, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Dec 1998: http://web.media.mit.edu/~cynthiab/Readings/Gallese-goldman98.pdf
Recalling Routes around London: Activation of the Right Hippocampus in Taxi Drivers, Maguire, Frackowiak & Frith, The Journal of Neuroscience, Sept 1997: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/17/18/7103.full
The Brain that Changes Itself, Normal Doidge (A super, easy-to-read collection of amazing research on neuroplasticity)
Growing Up With Lucy, Steve Grand (An excellent account of one man's project to build a robotic orangutan, with very clear explanations of how your nervous system is wired up like a servomechanism)