mirror neurons


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mirror neurons

A class of neurons that respond when a person performs certain physical movement and also when another person is observed doing the same. They underlie imitative action and awareness and understanding of another person's act, intention or emotion. It has been found that people with autism have a lack of mirrir neuron activity in several part of the brain.
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Mental imagery is one aspect of mirror neuron function that should be of great interest for interpreters.
InnerVoice seeks to stimulate mirror neuron and dorsal striatum activity: the combination of which encourages imitation, increases engagement, and stimulates communication behaviors.
Mirror neurons were originally thought to be located in the lateral premotor cortex of the brain but are now known to be more widespread and most likely exist in the posterior parietal cortex and the premotor cortex.
For a recent broad review of, and conclusions about fMRI research on mirror neurons see Molenberghs et al.
Called I was scared to death: I could have died of joy, it is one of six works created by established and emerging artists to be featured in the Mirror Neurons exhibition, which is part of this year's AV festival 2012: As Slow As Possible.
Similarly, Higgins's call for the recognition of the physiological bases of musical experience as a source of music's powers has been answered by neurological explorations in such fields as that of mirror neurons.
Today's users can force its release by watching porn in multiple windows, searching endlessly, fast-forwarding to the bits they find hottest, switching to live sex chat, viewing constant novelty, firing up their mirror neurons with video action and cam-2-cam, or escalating to extreme genres and anxiety-producing material.
Mirror neurons have been found to respond to watching others, which allows humans to imitate what they see others doing.
First, is the discovery of mirror neurons, those brain cells discovered in the late nineties that account for empathy, that cracked open Autism Spectrum Disorder; people on this spectrum have none, these cells either destroyed or never present.
For this reason, mirror neurons are sometimes referred to as Dalai Lama neurons, because they provide a biological basis for compassion.
The discovery of mirror neurons shows that the phrase "I feel your pain" may be literally true--not that the speaker is actually experiencing the other person's feelings, but that the speaker's brain creates very real sensations in response to that other person's experience (Kaplan & Iacoboni, 2006).
The discovery of mirror neurons has been said to be for psychology what the discovery of DNA was for biology.