Lecture 10 Jaime Pineda

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Jaime Pineda Social Cognition and the Mirror Neuron System of the Brain 1.) How do our brains perceive the mental states of others despite their inaccessibility 2.) Half of mammalian brain is for visual processing a. Theory theory. It sometimes doesn’t explain how we can draw conclusions very fast with no explanation. b. simulation theory i. Take visualization and map it on the motor parts of the brain .your brain represents the action that you’re seeing as if you’re doing it. And therefore, you understand it. 3.) Mu Rhythms. 4.) Congruent mirror neurons (effector dependent): has to be the same action. Only fire if they see and do the same thing 5.) Logically related cells (effector independent: meaning it doesn’t have to be the hand, just
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Unformatted text preview: something related to it): it doesn’t have to be the same 1:1 thing, it just has to be related. 6.) Mirror neurons fire to the goal of the action, not the action itself. 7.) Functional Significance: 8.) Rolandic Rhythm a. When subjects weren’t moving, this rolandic rhythm appears, when they move, it disappears. When people in movie move, it also disappears. b. Mu rhythm: generated in the senrsory motor cortex. \ 9.) Autistic kids. They respond different to strangers than they do with people they know 10.) The mirror is not broken, it’s functional under certain circumstances....
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