Mirror neurons

  title={Mirror neurons},
  author={C. Keysers},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • C. Keysers
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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