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J Integr Neurosci. 2013 Mar;12(1):35-46. doi: 10.1142/S0219635213500040. Epub 2013 Apr 18.

Network activity of mirror neurons depends on experience.

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MRI group, National Research Center Kurchatovsky Institute, 1 Akademika Kurchatova pl., Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation.


In this work, the investigation of network activity of mirror neurons systems in animal brains depending on experience (existence or absence performance of the shown actions) was carried out. It carried out the research of mirror neurons network in the C57/BL6 line mice in the supervision task of swimming mice-demonstrators in Morris water maze. It showed the presence of mirror neurons systems in the motor cortex M1, M2, cingular cortex, hippocampus in mice groups, having experience of the swimming and without it. The conclusion is drawn about the possibility of the new functional network systems formation by means of mirror neurons systems and the acquisition of new knowledge through supervision by the animals in non-specific tasks.

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