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Neurosci Lett. 2013 Apr 12;540:56-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.11.001. Epub 2012 Nov 9.

Do mirror neurons subserve action understanding?

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Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, United States. greg.hickok@uci.edu

Abstract

Mirror neurons were once widely believed to support action understanding via motor simulation of the observed actions. Recent evidence regarding the functional properties of mirror neurons in monkeys as well as much neuropsychological evidence in humans has shown that this is not the case.

PMID:
23147121
PMCID:
PMC3596437
DOI:
10.1016/j.neulet.2012.11.001
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