Distinct functional roles of the mirror neuron system and the mentalizing system

  title={Distinct functional roles of the mirror neuron system and the mentalizing system},
  author={Alexander Geiger and Gary Bente and Sebastian Lammers and Ralf Tepest and Daniel Roth and Danilo Bzdok and Kai Vogeley},

Imagination, the Brain’s Default Mode Network, and Imaginative Verbal Artifacts

Until very recently, discussion of imagination was for the most part relegated to speculation in philosophy, literary scholarship, aesthetic theory, and intuitive, nonempirical psychology like that

Theory of mind development from adolescence to adulthood: Testing the two-component model.

The results provide evidence for asymmetries in the development of two ToM components (social-perceptual and social-cognitive; the two-component account) across the studied age range: the social perceptual component showed specific development, while the age-related increase of the social-Cognitive component fully aligned with increase ofThe covariates.

Social Perception Deficit as a Factor of Vulnerability to Psychosis: A Brief Proposal for a Definition

Disturbances in social cognition are a core feature of schizophrenia. While most research in the field has focused on emotion perception, social knowledge, theory of mind, and attribution styles, the

Effect of Acute Moderate-Intensity Exercise on the Mirror Neuron System: Role of Cardiovascular Fitness Level

This study indicated that the activation of MNS was not modulated by the cardiovascular fitness levels in the non-exercise situation and provided the first empirical evidence that moderate-intensity exercise positively affects the MNS activation in college students of high and low cardiovascular Fitness levels.

Effects of mirror therapy on motor aphasia after acute cerebral infarction: A randomized controlled trial.

The results indicate that the MT can expedite the recovery of language function during the early phases of stroke recovery, and fMRI study shows that functional connectivity significantly improved in test group patients mainly among frontal, temporal, and parietal lobes of the left hemisphere with each other than controls group.

The Impact of Implicit and Explicit Feedback on Performance and Experience during VR-Supported Motor Rehabilitation

The results show that additional feedback generally resulted in better patient performance, objectively assessed by the necessary applied support force of the robot, and the VR-supported rehabilitation procedure improved enjoyment and satisfaction, while no negative impacts could be observed.

Introducing ACASS: An Annotated Character Animation Stimulus Set for Controlled (e)Motion Perception Studies

A standardized stimulus dataset, which allows to address both action and emotion recognition with identical stimuli, is presented and developed and applied a set of MATLAB routines extracting basic physical features of the stimuli, including average background-foreground proportion and frame-by-frame pixel change dynamics.



Lesion evidence for a human mirror neuron system

The Busy Social Brain

Results of functional MRI test for automaticity in the functioning of two brain systems that research has indicated are important for understanding other people’s behavior support a dual-process model of the brain systems underlying action understanding and social cognition.

Interacting minds--a biological basis.

Observations suggest that the ability to mentalize has evolved from a system for representing actions, and medial prefrontal regions are concerned with explicit representation of states of the self.

Two social brains: neural mechanisms of intersubjectivity

  • K. Vogeley
  • Psychology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2017
It is proposed that MNS serves comparably early stages of social information processing related to the ‘detection’ of spatial or bodily signals, whereas MENT is recruited during comparably late stages of Social Information Processing related toThe ‘evaluation” of emotional and psychological states of others.

Movement and Mind: A Functional Imaging Study of Perception and Interpretation of Complex Intentional Movement Patterns

A functional neuroimaging study with positron emission tomography in which six healthy adult volunteers were scanned while watching silent computer-presented animations showed increased activation in association with mental state attribution in four main regions: medial prefrontal cortex, temporoparietal junction, basal temporal regions, and extrastriate cortex.

Computing the Social Brain Connectome Across Systems and States

A social brain definition from neural activity meta-analyses on social-cognitive capacities is derived by deriving a functional segregation into lower sensory, limbic, intermediate, and high associative neural circuits that together mediate various social phenomena.

The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition

In The Myth of Mirror Neurons, neuroscientist Gregory Hickok re-examines the mirror neuron story and finds that it is built on a tenuous foundation-a pair of co-dependent assumptions about mirror