Functions of the Mirror Neuron
System: Implications for Neurorehabilitation.
This result may be related to a specific impairment of the mirror neuron
system due to stroke (Buccino et al.
research has encouraged the development of new motor rehabilitation approaches.
Using layman's terms, Rizzato and Donelli are able to break down mirror neurons
into easy-to-understand language.
Because of this, evolutionary psychologists have tagged the possible appearance of mirror neurons
as the pivotal moment in our development into modern humans.
The earliest action observations associated with mirror neurons
may occur during late stage fetal development.
were first discovered in the 1990's.
It is known that activities in the human mirror neuron
system may be affected by how the receiver understands the intention of the action.
Next, they were given "resting state" MRIs which made it possible to analyze the strength of connections within the mirror neuron
system in both the left and right hemispheres of their brains; specifically the inferior frontal gyrus, supramarginal gyrus and angular gyrus.
TOWARD SELF-EVALUATION OF YOUR/OUR THEORY OF MIND AND MIRROR NEURON
First we begin with an overview of the unconscious functions at work, day and night, in our physical, emotional, and mental life: resting-state networks, especially the default mode network; vagal nervous system and heart-rate variability; ultradian and circadian rhythms; reward and stress networks; and the mirror neuron
The mirror neuron
system and the consequences of its dysfunction.