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Descriptor in English: Mirror Neurons
Descriptor in Spanish: Neuronas Espejo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Neurônios-Espelho
Descriptor in French: Neurones miroirs
Entry term(s): Mirror Neuron
Neuron, Mirror
Neurons, Mirror
Tree number(s): A08.675.500
A11.671.487
Scope note: Neurons that fire when an animal acts or observes the same action of another thus coding the motor response. They were originally discovered in the premotor and parietal cortex of the monkey and studies have shown that neurons that have a similar mechanism are present in humans. Mirror neurons are theorized to be related to social cognition.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2012
DeCS UI: 54420
Descriptor UI: D059167
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Mirror Neurons - Preferred
Concept UI M0548498
Scope note Neurons that fire when an animal acts or observes the same action of another thus coding the motor response. They were originally discovered in the premotor and parietal cortex of the monkey and studies have shown that neurons that have a similar mechanism are present in humans. Mirror neurons are theorized to be related to social cognition.
Preferred term Mirror Neurons
Entry term(s) Mirror Neuron
Neuron, Mirror
Neurons, Mirror



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