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Mirror_Neurons_Handout - Date: July 30, 2009 Neuroscience...

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Date: July 30, 2009 Neuroscience in the News: Mirror Neurons Presenter Names : Courtney Brakke, Janine Cipolaro, Mariette Nascimento, Kristen Shaw, & Mahealani Warren Popular Press Article: “Cells that Read Minds” Blakeslee, S. (2006, Jan 10). Cells that read minds. The New York Times. http ://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/10/science/10mirr.html?_r=2 Peer-Reviewed Journal Paper: “Grasping the Intentions of Others with One's Own Mirror Neuron System” Iacoboni, M., Molnar-Szakacs, I., Gallese, V., Buccino, G., Mazziotta, J.C., & Rizzolatti, G. (2005). Grasping the intentions of others with one’s own mirror neuron system. PLoS Biology, 3 (3). doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030079 What are mirror neurons Mirror neurons (or what researchers call The Mirror Neuron System) are specialized brain cells in the premotor cortex and inferior parietal cortex that have been directly observed in primates and are believed to exist in humans. A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when the animal performs an action, and when it observes the action performed by another animal. The neuron “mirrors” the behavior of the other animal. Purpose of the study
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