Higher-level processes in the formation and application of associations during action understanding
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 29 April 2014
The associative account described in the target article provides a viable explanation for the origin of mirror neurons. We argue here that if mirror neurons develop purely by associative learning, then they cannot by themselves explain intentional action understanding. Higher-level processes seem to be involved in the formation of associations as well as in their application during action understanding.
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