A developmental perspective on action and social cognition

Sheila Krogh-Jespersen, Courtney Filippi, Amanda L. Woodward

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The target article argues that developmental processes are key to understanding the mirror neuron system, yet neglects several bodies of developmental research that are informative for doing so. Infants' actions and action understanding are structured by goals, and the former lends structure to the latter. Evaluating the origins and functions of mirror neurons depends on integrating investigations of neural, social-cognitive and motor development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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