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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Scientists have found mirror neurons before, but they were concerned with observing movement.
Mirror neurons: Action observation treatment as a tool in stroke rehabilitation.
Mirror neurons in the macaque PMv show intriguing properties.
Here's a simple example of how mirror neurons work in most of us.
Mattingley, "Is the mirror neuron system involved in imitation?
When you wince while seeing someone experience pain -- a phenomenon called "neural resonance" -- mirror neurons are responsible.
Franceschini, "Mirror neurons: action observation treatment as a tool in stroke rehabilitation," European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol.
Sereno, "Human cortical representations for reaching: mirror neurons for execution, observation, and imagery," NeuroImage, vol.
Studies about mirror neurons show that the same part of our brain lights up when we witness an event as when we perform the event itself.
Citing scientific research on "mirror neurons," he concisely presents the neuro-biology of how we can be made to conflate symbolic displays of virtual reality with our objective reality.
Miraculous neurons are discovered by Di Pellegrino and his Italian colleagues, which are active while a person is both acting and observing, therefore are named "mirror neurons." They can reflect the acts of others simultaneously just like mirrors, providing the physical basis for learning and understanding others.
In the last 20 years, neuroscientists have discovered that each of us is born with something called "mirror neurons", which actually program us to care about other peopleAaAaAeA{Es experience Cultivating that side of ourselves increases our capacity for connection, while diminishing it leads to disconnection, isolation, loneliness, or even unethical or abusive behavior.