mirror neuron


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mirror neuron

n.
A neuron found in the cerebral cortex that is active when one performs an action or when one witnesses another performing the same action, and whose function is thought to be involved in acquiring language and the ability to empathize.
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"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 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.
"Mirror neuron" 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.