Is the mirror neuron system involved in imitation? A short review and meta-analysis

  title={Is the mirror neuron system involved in imitation? A short review and meta-analysis},
  author={Pascal Molenberghs and R. Cunnington and J. Mattingley},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • Pascal Molenberghs, R. Cunnington, J. Mattingley
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • It has been suggested that the mirror neuron system provides an important neural substrate for humans' ability to imitate. Mirror neurons have been found during single-cell recordings in monkeys in area F5 and PF. It is believed that the human equivalent of this mirror system in humans is the pars opercularis of the inferior frontal gyrus (area 44) and the rostral part of the inferior parietal lobule. This article critically reviews published fMRI studies that examined the role of frontal and… CONTINUE READING
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