"There is some kind of mirror neuron
activation and there are actual neurobiological changes that are going on with a visual optical illusion, which can affect neuroplasticity." Image Credit: Shutterstock Brain game
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The mirror neuron
system in post-stroke rehabilitation.
The mirror neuron
mechanism in the brain makes it easy for viewers to become attached to what they are watching.
(2009) Eight problems for the mirror neuron
theory of action understanding in monkeys and humans.
" is a neuron that fires both when a person acts and when the person observes the same action performed by another person.
Mattingley, "Is the mirror neuron
system involved in imitation?
Neuroimaging research has also elucidated areas of the brain that are highly active during facial mimicry, particularly in areas of the basal ganglia (e.g., caudate nucleus) and of the mirror neuron
system (e.g., inferior frontal operculum) [25, 26].
Evidence shows increasing attention to mirror neuron
system-based interventions for functional training in stroke [6-10].
Current theories on the mechanisms underpinning mirror neuron
system (MNS) activation during AO and mirror visual feedback (MVF) in stroke are reported in the review article by J.
This theory is similar to mirror neuron
theory to a certain degree; therefore, it is possible to compare them.
Following research on the mirror neuron
system, Collins argues that sound's associations with image and action persist even if image and action are removed, and that these associations are embodied: hearing a sound associated with an action activates many of the same neurons that fire when the action is actually performed.