Giacomo Rizzolatti's Mirrors In The Mind

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In the article, “Mirrors in the Mind,” by Giacomo Rizzolatti, Leonardo Fogassi, and Vittorio Gallese, the question arises, “How do individuals understand another’s actions as well as their intentions, so effortlessly?” The indicative answer years ago would be merited to the brain’s ability for swift analysis. However, more recent research shows the cause as an unexpected “class of neurons” that ignite when a person executes an activity as well as when they witness another person executing the same activity. This “class of neurons” has been defined as “mirror neurons,” which seem to program patterns for explicit activities. Interestingly, these patterns aid people in understanding another’s activity apart from additional explanation. Through experimentation on primates, it was discovered that the mere observance of an occurrence or activity ignited certain…show more content…
“Mirror neurons” contribute to the brain’s acquisition of complex motor skills through observation, which provides some recorded brain activity as well as impersonations which produced a more powerful ignition of neurons. The intermission between witnessing an activity and impersonating it provided discovery into the “prefrontal 46” being activated as well, this area of the brain is linked to “motor planning and working memory.” Evidence points to the connection between “mirror neurons” and “observation based learning” of complex “cognitive skills.” It is considered that human interaction started with “facial and hand gestures,” implying that “mirror neurons” largely contributed to the development of language. Consequently, the ease in which humans can unite and comprehend one another nonverbally could be contributed to “mirror

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