Contemporary Neuroscience

Mirror Neuron Systems

The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition

Editors: Pineda, Jaime A. (Ed.)

  • Timely study of mirroring processes in the recently expanding field of social cognition
  • Interdisciplinary contributors including philosophers, social psychologists, cognitive scientists and neuroscientists
  • Provides the latest research and thinking of leading international scientists
  • Brings together novel and unique interpretations of the role of mirroring in social cognition
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The discovery of mirror neurons and of a mirror neuron system in the human brain raises the interesting possibility that "mirroring" may constitute novel instances of mental simulation. It also provides the basis for unique processes such as "mindreading," the ability to make inferences about the actions of others. That an elementary process in motor cognition may be foundational to mindreading goes a long way in providing a rational basis for the study of social cognition. Social cognition is a broad discipline that encompasses many issues not yet adequately addressed by neurobiologists. In Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition, leading thinkers in this nascent field craft chapters aimed at sparking a dialogue regarding the relevance of mirroring neural systems in cognition.

Thought-provoking and cutting-edge, Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition provides the basis for extended discussion among interested readers and lays down the guidelines for future research in this fascinating and expanding field. It addresses issues common to different perspectives, raises contrary views, and creates the basis for an extended dialogue and discussion.

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"Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition can be viewed as evolving from this area of specialization, being an anthology of explanations for the relation between mirror neuron locations and functions and some main concepts from social cognition. … This book will serve scholars researching the topic of mirror neurons as new findings emerge and the theoretical understandings mature. The book also serves as a useful addition to graduate courses that cover social cognitive neuroscience." (Francis C. Staskon, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (35), 2009)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Neural Simulation and Social Cognition

    Gallagher, Shaun

    Pages 1-17

  • Unifying Social Cognition

    Keysers, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • Reflections on the Mirror Neuron System: Their Evolutionary Functions Beyond Motor Representation

    Oberman, Lindsay M. (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • The Neurophysiology of Early Motor Resonance

    Champoux, François (et al.)

    Pages 63-76

  • The Rational Continuum of Human Imitation

    Lyons, Derek E.

    Pages 77-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mirror Neuron Systems
Book Subtitle
The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition
Editors
  • Jaime A. Pineda
Series Title
Contemporary Neuroscience
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-479-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-479-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-934115-34-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-931-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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