The manifold nature of interpersonal relations: the quest for a common mechanism.

  title={The manifold nature of interpersonal relations: the quest for a common mechanism.},
  author={Vittorio Gallese},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={358 1431},
  • Vittorio Gallese
  • Published 2003 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
It has been proposed that the capacity to code the 'like me' analogy between self and others constitutes a basic prerequisite and a starting point for social cognition. It is by means of this self/other equivalence that meaningful social bonds can be established, that we can recognize others as similar to us, and that imitation can take place. In this article I discuss recent neurophysiological and brain imaging data on monkeys and humans, showing that the 'like me' analogy may rest upon a… CONTINUE READING
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