A major blow to primate neonatal imitation and mirror neuron theory.

@article{Fitch2017AMB,
  title={A major blow to primate neonatal imitation and mirror neuron theory.},
  author={W. Tecumseh Fitch},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={40},
  pages={e390}
}
Keven & Akins' (K&A's) compelling new hypothesis explaining the developmental and neural basis of neonatal tongue protrusion has important implications for current understanding of primate imitation and the explanatory value of mirror neurons. If correct, this hypothesis eliminates a major source of evidence for neonatal imitation. I explore the… CONTINUE READING