Imitation, mirror neurons and autism

@article{Williams2001ImitationMN,
  title={Imitation, mirror neurons and autism},
  author={J Williams and Andrew Whiten and Thomas Suddendorf and David Ian Perrett},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={287-295}
}
The role of familiarity and similarity in action understanding and imitation: investigating mirror neurons in Saudi children with ASD
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The Role of Mirror Neuron Dysfunction in Autism
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  • Psychology
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2014
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It is argued that three distinct aspects of social learning are critical for advancing knowledge in this area: the mechanisms that allow for the implicit mapping of and learning from others' behaviour, the motivation to attend to and model conspecifics and the flexible and selective use of sociallearning.
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