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Mirror Neuron System and Social Cognitive Development

  • Minoru Asada

Abstract

This chapter, first, reviews the properties and potentials of the mirror neuron system (MNS) for understanding other’s actions and imitation. Next, the developmental process from the emergence of the MNS to social interaction is investigated from a viewpoint of constructive approach. Lastly, in the concluding remarks, future issues are discussed.

Keywords

Mirror neuron system (MNS) Cognitive developmental robotics (CDR) Empathy Hebbian learning Self-organizing mapping (SOM) Synchronization Ecological self Interpersonal self Social self Imitation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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