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Mirror Neurons

  • By: Vittorio Gallese
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Our social competence largely depends on the capacity to understand the intentional behavior of others. What are the origins of this capacity? What are its underlying neural mechanisms? This entry will present and discuss a class of neurons originally discovered in ...