Mirror neurons

@article{Keysers2009MirrorN,
  title={Mirror neurons},
  author={C. Keysers},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R971-R973}
}
The term mirror neurons originally referred to neurons in the ventral premotor cortex of macaque monkeys (area F5, Figure 1a) that have the particularity of responding both when the monkey performs a particular action (e.g., grasping a peanut) and when the monkey perceives another individual performing a similar action. More recently the term mirror has been extended to areas of the human brain that have similar properties. Mirror neurons may explain a large number of social cognitive functions… Expand
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Mirror Neurons in a New World Monkey, Common Marmoset
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Space-Dependent Representation of Objects and Other's Action in Monkey Ventral Premotor Grasping Neurons
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Mirror neurons: from origin to function.
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Does dysfunction of the mirror neuron system contribute to symptoms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?
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Cortical Motor Organization, Mirror Neurons, and Embodied Language: An Evolutionary Perspective
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Grasping actions and social interaction: neural bases and anatomical circuitry in the monkey
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Neural mirroring systems: Exploring the EEG mu rhythm in human infancy
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