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Imitation: evaluating neurophysiological signatures and clinical significance

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Imitation and its neural basis has been the subject of great interest, particularly for researchers interested in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Research has reported imitation deficits in ASD, which have been theoretically linked to the condition’s sociocommunicative difficulties. Abnormalities in the mirror neuron system (MNS), as measured using EEG techniques, have also been reported in autism, and linked to imitation skills. In this thesis, I examine questions both around behavioural im...

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Experimental Psychology
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Experimental Psychology
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1242092
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Dorothy Bishop
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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