Human cortex: reflections of mirror neurons

Curr Biol. 2008 Oct 28;18(20):R956-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.09.007.


Claims to have identified mirror neurons in human cortex have been controversial. A recent study has applied an fMRI adaptation protocol to the problem and come up with novel evidence for the existence of movement-selective mirror neurons in human cortex.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping
  • Humans
  • Imitative Behavior / physiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Motor Activity / physiology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Parietal Lobe / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology