A new approach to mirror neurons: developmental history, system-level theory and intervention experiments.

@article{Heyes2013ANA,
  title={A new approach to mirror neurons: developmental history, system-level theory and intervention experiments.},
  author={Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={2946-8}
}
The standard view of mirror neurons (MNs) or ‘genetic account’ alloys a claim about the origin of MNs with a claim about their function (e.g., Rizzolatti & Craighero, 2004; Rochat et al., 2010). It suggests that the mirrorness of MNs e their capacity to fire during the observation and execution of similar actions e is due in large measure to heritable genetic factors, and that the genetic predisposition to develop MNs evolved because MNs facilitate action understanding. This account casts MNs… CONTINUE READING
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