What role does the mirror neuron system play in autism spectrum disorders, and how can we account for the development of the MNS?
We are not currently running any projects looking at ASD. Check out our publications (below) and our publications page for previous findings in this topic.
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Oberman, L.M., Hubbard, E.M. & McCleery, J.P. (2014). Associative learning alone is insufficient for the evolution and maintenance of the human mirror neuron system. Commentary on Cook et al., Mirror Neurons: From Origin to Function. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37(2): 212 – 213. (doi: 10.1017/S0140525X13002422).
Oberman, L.M., McCleery, J.P., Hubbard, E.M., Bernier, R. Wiersema, J.R., Raymaekers, R. & Pineda, J.A. (2013). Developmental changes in mu suppression to observed and executed actions in autism spectrum disorders. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 8(3):300-304. (doi:10.1093/scan/nsr097).
Oberman, L.M., Hubbard, E.M., McCleery, J.P. Altschuler, E.L., Ramachandran, V.S. & Pineda, J.A. (2005). EEG evidence for mirror neuron dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. Cognitive Brain Research, 24(2): 190-198. (doi:10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.01.014)
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