Deciphering mirror neurons: Rational decision versus associative learning

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Abstract

The rational-decision approach is superior to the associative-learning approach of Cook et al. at explaining why mirror neurons fire or do not fire-even when the stimulus is the same. The rational-decision approach is superior because it starts with the analysis of the intention of the organism, that is, with the identification of the specific objective or goal that the organism is trying to maximize.

LanguageEnglish
Pages206-207
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Deciphering mirror neurons : Rational decision versus associative learning. / Khalil, Elias L.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, p. 206-207.

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