The Discovery of Mirror Neurons

The Discovery of Mirror Neurons

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Dr. Rizzolatti is an Italian Neurophysiologist and professor at the University of Parma in Italy. He discovered unique neurons in the frontal and premotor cortex while doing research on the neural representation of motor movements in monkeys. Unlike other motor neurons, these neurons not only fired when engaged in planning a motor movement, but also through the observation of a related movement in another person or other monkey.
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Mirror Neurons, premotor cortex, frontal cortex
Duration:
00:03:34