A second-person approach to other minds

  title={A second-person approach to other minds},
  author={Leonhard Schilbach},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
In a recent Review (The functional role of the parieto-frontal mirror circuit: interpretations and misinterpretations. Nature Rev. Neurosci. 11, 264–274 (2010))1, Rizzolatti and Sinigaglia examine the role of the parieto-frontal cortex in action observation and action execution in monkeys and humans. They suggest that its functional relevance for cognition results from a ‘mirror mechanism’ that allows individuals to understand the actions of another individual by giving the observer a ‘first… CONTINUE READING
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