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Autism spectrum disorders/MNS

What role does the mirror neuron system play in autism spectrum disorders, and how can we account for the development of the MNS?

Selected publications

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)