Interview Compilations

What are mirror neurons?
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
The Discovery of Mirror Neurons Dr. Rizzolatti is an Italian Neurophysiologist and professor at the University of Parma in Italy. He discovered unique neurons in the frontal and premotor cortex while doing research on the neural representation of motor movements in monkeys. Unlike... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:34
The Processing of Intentions in Autistic Children Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains that a motor act (e.g., picking up chocolate with the intention of eating it) elicits two types of information: (1) the goal and (2) the intention underlying it. Children with autism are able to realize these two... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:04:54
Understanding Actions of Others 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... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:03:39