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Imperfect Reflections: Norms, Pathology, and Difference in Mirror Neuron Research

Katja Guenther

in Plasticity and Pathology: On the Formation of the Neural Subject

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823266135
eISBN:
9780823266975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823266135.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a discussion of the discovery of mirror neurons and the controversy they generated. It then turns to mirror neuron research and shows that the organization of mirror neuron ... More


Ontogeny, Autism, Empathy, and Evolution

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A wide variety of well-studied phenomena associated with mindreading are surveyed to probe the consistency of what is known about them with our version of simulation theory. These phenomena include ... More


Within Each Other:: Neural Mechanisms for Empathy in the Primate Brain

Marco Iacoboni

in Empathy: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199539956
eISBN:
9780191730931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539956.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter discusses neural mechanisms of mirroring in the primate brain and their potential role in empathy. In monkeys, motor neurons that fire while the animal perform an action, also fire when ... 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


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


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


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


The mirror mechanism: Understanding others from the inside

Giacomo Rizzolatti and Maddalena Fabbri-Destro

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/9780199692972.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

There are several ways in which one can understand action, intention and emotion of others. There is however only one way in which others can be understood “from inside”. This way is based on the ... More


Mirror Neurons and Mirror Systems

Michael A. Arbib

in How the Brain Got Language: The Mirror System Hypothesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896684
eISBN:
9780190256159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896684.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides an introduction to mirror neurons and mirror systems. It discusses modeling how mirror neurons learn and function; mirror systems in the human; and the adaptive value of mirror ... 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


Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives from developmental social neuroscience

Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo, and Helen Tager-Flusberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199692972
eISBN:
9780191758515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692972.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book comprises 26 exciting chapters by internationally renowned scholars, addressing the central psychological process separating humans from other animals: the ability to imagine the thoughts ... More


Epigenetic regulation of mirror neuron development, and related evolutionary hypotheses

Antonella Tramacere, Pier F. Ferrari, and Atsushi Iriki

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/9780199686155.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter offers a brief review of theories on mirror neuron development, highlighting different models. These models focus on either the role of genetic mechanisms or the contributions of ... 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


New properties of F5 mirror neurons and their implications for response selection

Jörn K. Pomper, Daniel Arnstein, Vittorio Caggiano, Martin Giese, and Peter Thier

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/9780199686155.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Until recently, mirror neuron activity has been mainly discussed within the framework of action understanding. This chapter reviews recent experimental and computational work that suggests that ... More


Perception

William R. Uttal

in Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015967
eISBN:
9780262298902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015967.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the similarities between central neural processes and cognition, and discusses perceptual topics that include object recognition, face recognition, illusions, change ... 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


Relating the ontogeny and function of mirror neurons to perceptual learning and inference

James J. M. Kilner

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/9780199686155.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Ever since the discovery of mirror neurons, it has been proposed that such neurons underlie the ability to “understand” actions. Despite there having been over two decades of research, there is still ... 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


At the origins of the mind/brain relationship

Paolo Legrenzi and Carlo Umiltà

in Neuromania: On the limits of brain science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199591343
eISBN:
9780191729164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591343.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of various disciplines with the ‘neuro’ prefix, despite having nothing to do with brain mechanisms, and how the advent of neuroimaging ... 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


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