Expanding the mirror: vicarious activity for actions, emotions, and sensations

@article{Keysers2009ExpandingTM,
  title={Expanding the mirror: vicarious activity for actions, emotions, and sensations},
  author={C. Keysers and V. Gazzola},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={666-671}
}
We often empathically share the states of others. The discovery of 'mirror neurons' suggested a neural mechanism for monkeys to share the actions of others. Here we expand this view by showing that mirror neurons for actions not only exist in the premotor cortex or in monkeys and that vicarious activity can also be measured for the emotions and sensations of others. Although we still need to empirically explore the function and development of these vicarious activations, we should stop thinking… Expand

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