Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition by Jaime A. PinedaMirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition by Jaime A. Pineda

Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social Cognition

EditorJaime A. Pineda

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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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.
Title:Mirror Neuron Systems: The Role of Mirroring Processes in Social CognitionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsPart I: What Is Imitation?1. Unifying Social CognitionChristian Keysers and Valeria Gazzola2. Reflections on the Mirror Neuron System: Their Evolutionary Functions Beyond Motor RepresentationLindsay M. Oberman and V.S. RamachandranPart II: Developmental Aspects3. The Neurophysiology of Early Motor ResonanceFrançois Champoux, Jean-François Lepage, Christine Désy, Mélissa Lortie and Hugo Théoret 4. The Rational Continuum of Human Imitation Derek E. LyonsPart III: Neural Basis5. From Embodied Representation to Co-RegulationGün R. Semin and John T. Cacioppo6. The Problem of Other Minds Is Not a Problem: Mirror Neurons and IntersubjectivityMarco Iacoboni7. Hierarchically Organized "Mirroring" Processes in Social Cognition: The Functional Neuroanatomy of EmpathyJaime A. Pineda, Adrienne Moore, Hanie Elfenbein and Roy Cox Part IV: Relationship to Cognitive Processes8. Mirror Neurons and the Neural Exploitation Hypothesis: From Embodied Simulation to Social CognitionVittorio Gallese9. From Imitation to Reciprocation and Mutual RecognitionPhilippe Rochat and Claudia Passos-Ferreira 10. Automatic and Controlled Processing Trevor T-J Chong and Jason B. Mattingley11. Embodied Perspective on Emotion-Cognition InteractionsPiotr Winkielman, Paula M. Niedenthal and Lindsay M. ObermanPart V: Disorders of Mirroring12. The Role of Mirror Neuron Dysfunction in AutismRaphael Bernier and Geraldine Dawson13. Synaesthesia for Pain: Feeling Pain with AnotherMelita J. Giummarra and John L. BradshawPart VI: Alternative Views14. Mirroring, Mindreading, and SimulationAlvin I. Goldman15. Does the Mirror Neuron System and Its Impairment Explain Human Imitation and Autism?Victoria Southgate, György Gergely and Gergely Csibra16. Neural Simulation and Social CognitionShaun Gallagher

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From the reviews:"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)