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http://www.unimib.it/link/news.jsp?6548230721547964968 neuropsychological and behavioural evidence suggests that, in our brain, there are mirror mechanisms that allow us to directly understand the meaning of the actions and emotions of others by directly replicating them without any explicit reflective mediation. Although we are able to understand other people's mind at the cognitive level, the mechanisms that allows us a direct experiental grasp of the mind of other is not conceptual reasoning but direct replication of the observed events trough the mirror mechanisms (Gallese et al., 2004). Yet, the question of how mirror mechanisms emerge during development remain almost unsolvedm as well as the developing mirror system properties are unknown. The project aims to investigate the development of action understanding and emotion recognition in newborns and infants using visual habituation and eye-movements behavioral paradigms, and electroencephalographic measures.
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