COGS17-Control of Movement-mirror-neuron-slides

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There is a class of neurons that fire when an individual performs simple goal-directed motor action, such as grasping a glass of water The surprising part was that these same neurons also fire when the individual sees someone else perform the same act. S C I E N T I F I C A M E R I C A N, NOV 2006
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Mirror Neurons Neurons in the primate premotor cortex that are d b f activated by performing an action or by watching another monkey or person performing an action. Also seems to exist in humans, in Broca’s area and the primary motor cortex. Humans learn many actions through the observation and imitation of the actions of others and the mirror neuron system provides a possible mechanism through which observation can be translated into action.
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Monkey Mirror Neuron Responses
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