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Sensorimotor learning configures the human mirror system.

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Cells in the "mirror system" fire not only when an individual performs an action but also when one observes the same action performed by another agent [1-4]. The mirror system, found in premotor and parietal cortices of human and monkey brains, is thought to provide the foundation for social understanding and to enable the development of theory of mind and language [5-9]. However, it is unclear how mirror neurons acquire their mirror properties -- how they derive the information necessary to ...

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10.1016/j.cub.2007.08.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Current biology : CB More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
17
Pages:
1527-1531
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Language:
English
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256346
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2013-11-16

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