The mirror system and its role in social cognition

@article{Rizzolatti2008TheMS,
  title={The mirror system and its role in social cognition},
  author={Giacomo Rizzolatti and Maddalena Fabbri-Destro},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={179-184}
}
Experiments in monkeys have shown that coding the goal of the motor acts is a fundamental property of the cortical motor system. In area F5, goal-coding motor neurons are also activated by observing motor acts done by others (the 'classical' mirror mechanism); in area F2 and area F1, some motor neurons are activated by the mere observation of goal-directed movements of a cursor displayed on a computer screen (a 'mirror-like' mechanism). Experiments in humans and monkeys have shown that the… Expand
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