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Sensorimotor learning and the ontogeny of the mirror neuron system

Catmur, C (2013) Sensorimotor learning and the ontogeny of the mirror neuron system Neuroscience Letters, 540. pp. 21-27.

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Mirror neurons, which have now been found in the human and songbird as well as the macaque, respond to both the observation and the performance of the same action. It has been suggested that their matching response properties have evolved as an adaptation for action understanding; alternatively, these properties may arise through sensorimotor experience. Here I review mirror neuron response characteristics from the perspective of ontogeny; I discuss the limited evidence for mirror neurons in early development; and I describe the growing body of evidence suggesting that mirror neuron responses can be modified through experience, and that sensorimotor experience is the critical type of experience for producing mirror neuron responses. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors : Catmur, C
Date : 12 April 2013
DOI : 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.10.001
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroscience Letters, 540, April 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.10.001.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Jun 2014 10:26
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:12

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