The mirror mechanism: a basic principle of brain function

@article{Rizzolatti2016TheMM,
  title={The mirror mechanism: a basic principle of brain function},
  author={Giacomo Rizzolatti and Corrado Sinigaglia},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={757-765}
}
The mirror mechanism is a basic brain mechanism that transforms sensory representations of others' behaviour into one's own motor or visceromotor representations concerning that behaviour. According to its location in the brain, it may fulfil a range of cognitive functions, including action and emotion understanding. In each case, it may enable a route to knowledge of others' behaviour, which mainly depends on one's own motor or visceromotor representations. 
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