New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research by Pier Francesco FerrariNew Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research by Pier Francesco Ferrari

New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

EditorPier Francesco Ferrari, Giacomo Rizzolatti

Hardcover | November 8, 2015

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The discovery of mirror neurons caused a revolution in neuroscience and psychology. Nevertheless, because of their profound impact within life sciences, mirror neuron are still the subject of numerous debates concerning their origins and their functions. With more than 20 years of research inthis area, it is timely to synthesise the expanding literature on this topic. New frontiers in Mirror Neurons provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in mirror neurons research - accessible both to experts and to non-experts. In the book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to examine methodological approaches, theoretical implications, and thelatest findings on mirror neurons research. A broad range of topics are covered within the book: basic findings and new concepts in action-perception theory, functional properties and evolution, development, and clinical implications. In particular, the last two sections of the book outline the importance of the plasticity and development ofthe mirror neuron system. This knowledge will be key in future research for helping us understand possible disorders associated with impairments in the mirror neurons system, as well as in helping us design new therapeutic tools for interventions within the field of neurodevelopmental disorders andin neurorehabilitation.New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons is an exciting new work for neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers of mind.
Pierfrancesco Ferrari is Associate Professor at the University of Parma, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, USA. Ferrari's current research focuses on the functional role and development of parietal and premotor cortical functions in relation to social cognitive processes in human and nonhuman primates. From 20...
Title:New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.89 inPublished:November 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Basic findings and concepts in action-perception theory1. Stefano Rozzi: The neuroanatomy of the mirror neuron system2. Leonardo Fogassi and Luca Bonini: The role of mirror neurons in goal coding and intention understanding3. Jorn K. Pomper, Dan Arnstein, Vittorio Caggiano, Martin Giese, and Peter Thier: New properties of F5 Mirror Neurons and their implications for response selection4. Riitta Hari: MEG studies in action observation5. Kristina Grigaityte and Marco Iacoboni: How to study the mirror neuron system with functional MRI: challenges and solutionsSection 2. Functional properties and evolution6. Lucia Maria Sacheli, Salvatore Maria Aglioti,and Matteo Candidi: Neural underpinnings of anticipatory action simulation and perception in expert brains7. Guy A. Orban: The mirror system in human and non-human primates: comparative functional imaging studies suggest multiple systems8. Maurizio Gentilucci, Doriana De Marco, and Elisa De Stefani: On Gesture and Speech9. Jonathan F. Prather, and Richard Mooney: Mirror Neurons in the Songbird Brain:A Neural Interface for Learned Vocal Communication10. Simone Schutz-Bosbach and Wolfgang Prinz: Mirrors match minds11. Antonella Tramacere, Pier F. Ferrari, and Atsushi Iriki: Epigenetic regulation of mirror neurons' development and related evolutionary hypothesesSection 3. Development12. James J. M. Kilner: Relating the ontogeny and function of mirror neurons to perceptual learning and inference13. Kathryn H. Yoo and Nathan A. Fox: The Mirror Neuron System and the Mu Rhythm14. Claes von Hofsten and K. Rosander: On the development of the mirror neuron system15. Elizabeth A. Simpson, Annika Paukner, Stephen J. Suomi, and Pier F. Ferrari: Neonatal imitation and its sensory-motor mechanism16. Courtney Filippi and Amanda Woodward: Mirroring and the ontogeny of social cognitionSection 4. Theoretical and clinical implications17. Corrado Sinigaglia and Giacomo Rizzolatti: The space of mirror18. Vittorio Gallese and Francesca Ferri: Schizophrenia, bodily selves and embodied simulation19. Giovanni Buccino and Riccardo Dalla Volta: Observing and imitating others to recover motor functions in patients with neurological disorders20. Lindsay M. Oberman and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran: Role of the Mirror Neuron System in the Pathophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders