Mirror neurons: from origin to function.

@article{Cook2014MirrorNF,
  title={Mirror neurons: from origin to function.},
  author={Richard Cook and Geoffrey Bird and Caroline Catmur and Clare Press and Cecilia Heyes},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          177-92
        }
}
This article argues that mirror neurons originate in sensorimotor associative learning and therefore a new approach is needed to investigate their functions. Mirror neurons were discovered about 20 years ago in the monkey brain, and there is now evidence that they are also present in the human brain. The intriguing feature of many mirror neurons is that they fire not only when the animal is performing an action, such as grasping an object using a power grip, but also when the animal passively… CONTINUE READING

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