Skip to search formSkip to main content
You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly.

Mirror Neurons

Known as: Mirror Neuron, Neuron, Mirror, Neurons, Mirror 
Neurons that fire when an animal acts or observes the same action of another thus coding the motor response. They were originally discovered in the… Expand
National Institutes of Health

Papers overview

Semantic Scholar uses AI to extract papers important to this topic.
Review
2017
Review
2017
The vast majority of functional studies investigating mirror neurons (MNs) explored their properties in relation to hand actions… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
  • figure 4
  • figure 7
Review
2010
Review
2010
  • C. Heyes
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2010
  • Corpus ID: 2578537
Debates about the evolution of the 'mirror neuron system' imply that it is an adaptation for action understanding. Alternatively… Expand
  • figure 1
Review
2009
Review
2009
  • M. Iacoboni
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2009
  • Corpus ID: 3212294
There is a convergence between cognitive models of imitation, constructs derived from social psychology studies on mimicry and… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
Review
2009
Review
2009
Mirror neurons are a class of neurons, originally discovered in the premotor cortex of monkeys, that discharge both when… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
  • figure 3
  • figure 4
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
To examine mirror neuron abnormalities in autism, high-functioning children with autism and matched controls underwent fMRI while… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
  • figure 3
Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Understanding the intentions of others while watching their actions is a fundamental building block of social behavior. The… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
  • figure 3
  • figure 4
  • figure 5
Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are largely characterized by deficits in imitation, pragmatic language, theory of mind, and… Expand
  • figure 1
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Many object-related actions can be recognized by their sound. We found neurons in monkey premotor cortex that discharge when the… Expand
Review
2001
Review
2001
Various deficits in the cognitive functioning of people with autism have been documented in recent years but these provide only… Expand
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
A new class of visuomotor neuron has been recently discovered in the monkey's premotor cortex: mirror neurons. These neurons… Expand
  • figure 1
  • figure 2
  • figure 3
  • figure 4