Causes and consequences of imitation

@article{Heyes2001CausesAC,
  title={Causes and consequences of imitation},
  author={C. Heyes},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={253-261}
}
  • C. Heyes
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Recent behavioural and neuroscientific research concerning imitation has revealed evidence of experience-dependent imitation in chimpanzees and birds, wide ranging imitation deficits in autism, and unintentional imitation in adult humans. This review examines these findings and also evaluates evidence of neonatal imitation and intentional imitation in infancy, and evidence suggesting that the left inferior frontal gyrus is specialized for imitation. At the theoretical level, the empirical… Expand
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