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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

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2014, Vol.37(2), pp.220-220 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Neonatal imitation and an epigenetic account of mirror neuron development
  • Author/Creator: Simpson, Elizabeth A ; Fox, Nathan A ; Tramacere, Antonella ; Ferrari, Pier F
  • Numbering/Chronology: 2014
  • Subjects: Open Peer Commentary
  • Is Part Of: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2014, Vol.37(2), pp.220-220
  • Description: 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.
  • Target Audience: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2014, Vol.37(2), pp.220-220
  • Reading Program Score: 201404
  • Other Edition Available: 20140429
  • Organization and Arrangement: 20142014040429
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0140-525X ; E-ISSN: 1469-1825 ; DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13002495