Why the Mirror Neurons Cannot Support Action Understanding

@article{Kosonogov2012WhyTM,
  title={Why the Mirror Neurons Cannot Support Action Understanding},
  author={V. Kosonogov},
  journal={Neurophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={499-502}
}
After the discovery of the “mirror” neurons in primates, some researchers tended to explain action understanding as a result of functioning of these units. The proponents of the traditional view on the nature of this cognitive and social phenomenon assume that the mirror neurons do not provide action understanding or provide it only partly. There exist empirical data that cannot be explained through the mirror neuron model of understanding others’ actions. Analyzing the mirror neuron data, I… Expand
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