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A developmental perspective on action and social cognition

  • Sheila Krogh-Jespersen (a1), Courtney Filippi (a1) and Amanda L. Woodward (a1)
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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.

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