Mirror neurons are central for a second-person neuroscience: Insights from developmental studies

Elizabeth A Simpson, Pier Francesco Ferrari

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Abstract

Based on mirror neurons' properties, viewers are emotionally engaged when observing others - even when not actively interacting; therefore, characterizing non-participatory action-viewing as isolated may be misleading. Instead, we propose a continuum of socio-emotional engagement. We also highlight recent developmental work that uses a second-person perspective, investigating behavioral, physiological, and neural activity during caregiver-infant interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Mirror neurons are central for a second-person neuroscience : Insights from developmental studies. / Simpson, Elizabeth A; Ferrari, Pier Francesco.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 36, No. 4, 08.2013, p. 438.

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