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Neural Mechanisms for Action Observation

Beatriz Calvo-Merino

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The discovery of mirror neurons in the macaque monkey, or neurons in the premotor cortex that respond during the execution and perception of motor acts, established the first neurophysiological ... More


Interactional Readiness: Infant‐Caregiver Interaction and the Ubiquity of Language Acquisition

Namhee Lee, Lisa Mikesell, Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Andrea W. Mates, and John H. Schumann

in The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384246
eISBN:
9780199869916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384246.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The interactional instinct is an innate drive within human infants to attune to, imitate, and interact with conspecifics. It is a powerful developmental precursor for the ontogeny of symbolic ... More


Mirror neuron system and social cognition

Christian Keysers, Marc Thioux, and Valeria Gazzola

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Mirror neuron system and social cognition. We intuitively feel that others have intensions, sensations and emotions. Here we perform a review of the location and properties of mirror neurons in ... More


Mirroring Fictional Others

Zanna Clay and Marco Iacoboni

in The Aesthetic Mind: Philosophy and Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691517
eISBN:
9780191731815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691517.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

The way in which we connect with purely fictional characters can be a deep and enduring experience. Here we take recent evidence from neuroscience to explore the possible mechanisms underlying our ... More


Shared affective motion experience (SAME) and creative, interactive music therapy

Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Vanya Green Assuied, and Katie Overy

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the most exciting recent developments to emerge from cognitive neuroscience, with the potential to impact significantly both on our understanding of music and of the therapeutic uses of music, ... More


Computational Mechanisms of the Visual Processing of Action Stimuli

Falk Fleischer and Martin A. Giese

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Computational models are fundamentally important for testing the feasibility of theories of the visual processing of body movements and for deriving well-defined theoretical predictions that can be ... More


The role of the mirror neuron system in the pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder

Lindsay M. Oberman and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent deficits in social communication, and the presence of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or ... More


Two systems for action comprehension in autism: Mirroring and mentalizing

Antonia Hamilton and Lauren Marsh

in Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Action comprehension depends on both mirror neuron systems and mentalising systems in the brain; current evidence suggests that only the latter are abnormal in autism. In this chapter, we first ... More


On the development of the mirror neuron system

Claes von Hofsten and Kerstin Rosander

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

The basic function of the mirror neuron system is to project observed actions onto one’s own action system. The implication of this function is important because it provides direct access to other ... More


The mirror neuron system and the mu rhythm

Kathryn H. Yoo and Nathan A. Fox

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

A fundamental issue in cognitive neuroscience is how the brain is able to encode others’ actions. A possible key to this puzzle has been the discovery of the mirror neuron system as evidence of a ... More


How to study the mirror neuron system with functional MRI: Challenges and solutions

Kristina Grigaityte and Marco Iacoboni

in New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199686155
eISBN:
9780191807589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686155.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

The use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the human mirror neuron system presents a number of challenges, including the difficulty of inferring the precise neuronal source of ... More


Sensory and Motor Brain Areas Supporting Biological Motion Perception:: Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Studies

Ayse Pinar Saygin

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes recent research on biological motion perception using structural brain imaging and lesion-mapping techniques in brain-lesioned patients. It also explores how these findings ... More


Mirroring, Mindreading, and Simulation

Alvin I. Goldman

in Joint Ventures: Mindreading, Mirroring, and Embodied Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199874187
eISBN:
9780190267674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199874187.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Mirror systems comprise of two people having the same mental state; it is a type of social interaction that emphasizes cognitive matching. This chapter focuses on the relationship between mirroring ... More


Music, consciousness, and the brain:: music as shared experience of an embodied present

Andy McGuiness and Katie Overy

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0072
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the neural basis of musical experience alongside theories of the embodied nature of consciousness. Drawing on previous theoretical work on the role of the human mirror neuron ... More


“Mirror, Mirror, in My Mind”: Empathy, Interpersonal Competence, and the Mirror Neuron System

Jennifer H. Pfeifer and Mirella Dapretto

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Research in the field of developmental, social, and clinical psychology, and more recently in the neurosciences, has explored the mechanisms underlying empathy and interpersonal competence. This ... More


Seeing You Through Me:: Creating Self–Other Correspondences for Body Perception

Catherine L. Reed

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The visual perception of the human body, whether static or in motion, appears to depend upon the observer’s own bodily representations, as well as on motor and kinesthetic mechanisms. For example, ... More


Empathy and Neuroscience: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

David M. Terman

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the psychoanalytic process for which empathy is a defining phenomenon, and discusses the relationship between the psychoanalytic theory and the understanding of empathy. It ... More


Introduction: Seeking to Understand the Minds (and Brains) of People Who Are Seeking to Understand Other People’s Minds

Jean Decety and William Ickes

in The Social Neuroscience of Empathy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012973
eISBN:
9780262255295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012973.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Empathy research, which has long been a focus of scholars in philosophy and in clinical and developmental psychology, has emerged as a multidisciplinary discipline encompassing personality and social ... More


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