Understanding Actions of Others

Understanding Actions of Others

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Mirror neurons fire when an animal or human acts or observes someone performing the same task. Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti discusses the function of mirror neurons in the parietal-frontal mirror circuit. Imitation seems to be the more reasonable function but he notes that research has shown that monkeys are poor imitators, which leads scientists to believe that action understanding is the function of mirror neurons in the parietal-frontal circuit.
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Mirror Neurons, premotor frontal cortex
Duration:
00:03:39