Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account of mirror neuron development

Elizabeth A Simpson, Nathan A. Fox, Antonella Tramacere, Pier F. Ferrari

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Abstract

Neonatal imitation should not exclusively be considered at the population-level; instead, we propose that inconsistent findings regarding its occurrence result from important individual differences in imitative responses. We also highlight what we consider to be a false dichotomy of genetic versus learning accounts of the development of mirror neurons, and instead suggest a more parsimonious epigenetic perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account of mirror neuron development. / Simpson, Elizabeth A; Fox, Nathan A.; Tramacere, Antonella; Ferrari, Pier F.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, p. 220.

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Simpson, Elizabeth A ; Fox, Nathan A. ; Tramacere, Antonella ; Ferrari, Pier F. / Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account of mirror neuron development. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 220.
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