Associative and sensorimotor learning for parenting involves mirror neurons under the influence of oxytocin

Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Impact Factor: 20.77). 04/2014; 37(2):203-4. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X1300232X
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Mirror neuron-based associative learning may be understood according to associative learning theories, in addition to sensorimotor learning theories. This is important for a comprehensive understanding of the role of mirror neurons and related hormone modulators, such as oxytocin, in complex social interactions such as among parent-infant dyads and in examples of mirror neuron function that involve abnormal motor systems such as depression.

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Available from: James E Swain, Apr 21, 2015