The mirror neuron system and its function in humans

  title={The mirror neuron system and its function in humans},
  author={Giacomo Rizzolatti},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
Mirror neurons are a particular type of neurons that discharge when an individual performs an action, as well as when he/she observes a similar action done by another individual. Mirror neurons have been described originally in the premotor cortex (area F5) of the monkey. Subsequent studies have shown that they are present also in the monkey inferior parietal lobule (Rizzolatti et al. 2001). In the human brain, evidence for mirror neurons is indirect, but, although there is no single-neuron… CONTINUE READING
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