• Publications
  • Influence
Automatic imitation.
  • C. Heyes
  • Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 2011
"Automatic imitation" is a type of stimulus-response compatibility effect in which the topographical features of task-irrelevant action stimuli facilitate similar, and interfere with dissimilar,Expand
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 May 1994
There has been relatively little research on the psychological mechanisms of social learning. This may be due, in part, to the practice of distinguishing categories of social learning in relation toExpand
Causes and consequences of imitation
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 June 2001
Recent behavioural and neuroscientific research concerning imitation has revealed evidence of experience-dependent imitation in chimpanzees and birds, wide ranging imitation deficits in autism, andExpand
Where do mirror neurons come from?
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 March 2010
Debates about the evolution of the 'mirror neuron system' imply that it is an adaptation for action understanding. Alternatively, mirror neurons may be a byproduct of associative learning. Here IExpand
Theory of mind in nonhuman primates.
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 February 1998
Since the BBS article in which Premack and Woodruff (1978) asked "Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?," it has been repeatedly claimed that there is observational and experimental evidenceExpand
Imitation: is cognitive neuroscience solving the correspondence problem?
  • M. Brass, C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 October 2005
Imitation poses a unique problem: how does the imitator know what pattern of motor activation will make their action look like that of the model? Specialist theories suggest that this correspondenceExpand
Sensorimotor Learning Configures the Human Mirror System
Cells in the "mirror system" fire not only when an individual performs an action but also when one observes the same action performed by another agent [1-4]. The mirror system, found in premotor andExpand
Submentalizing: I Am Not Really Reading Your Mind
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
  • 1 March 2014
The nativist view of mentalizing—the view that humans have an inherent capacity to think about the mental states of others—has been recently reinvigorated by reports that adults and infantsExpand
Social learning in animals : the roots of culture
Social Learning: B.G. Galef, Jr., Introduction. J. Terkel, Cultural Transmission of Feeding Behavior in the Black Rat (Rattus rattus). B.G. Galef, Jr., Social Enhancement of Food Preferences inExpand
What's social about social learning?
  • C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of comparative psychology
  • 1 May 2012
Research on social learning in animals has revealed a rich variety of cases where animals--from caddis fly larvae to chimpanzees--acquire biologically important information by observing the actionsExpand