Arts and Cognitive Neuroscience

Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to...

Mirror Neurons and Asperger’s Syndrome

It is believed by many that mirror neurons enable humans to emulate others and thereby empathise with one another. If true, functioning mirror neurons are essential for the socialization of children, and their lack of function would result in the social isolation...

Mirror Neuron Hypothesis of Autism

Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D. discusses the mirror neuron hypothesis of autism which suggests that reduced mirror neuron activity may be a central feature of autism. Mirror neurons are cells concerned with motor behavior and are considered neural precursors of neural...

Depth Electrode Recordings in the Brain

 Marco Iacoboni, MD PhD, is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Italy. Today he is at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and is Director of the...

Intervista a Giacomo Rizzolatti

Cosa sono i Neuroni Specchio  I neuroni specchio sono una classe di neuroni che si attivano selettivamente sia quando si compie un’azione (con la mano o con la bocca) sia quando la si osserva mentre è compiuta da altri (in particolare da conspecifici). I neuroni...

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