Alek Kopulsky's research while affiliated with Brandeis University and other places

Publications (2)

Article
Sensorimotor resonance, the vicarious activation of the sensory motor system during observation of another's actions, is thought to contribute to important social functions including empathy. Previous research has shown that sensorimotor resonance, as measured by suppression of the electrophysiological (EEG) mu rhythm, is predicted by trait empathy...

Citations

... This finding indicates that the same task in different contexts can have different activation patterns (Iacoboni et al., 2005). Therefore, mirror neurons located in different brain areas are related to distinct environmental interpretations and tasks, thus two mirror neuron networks are hypothesized: one sensorimotor and another limbic (Bowman et al., 2017;DiGirolamo et al., 2019). The sensorimotor mirror neuron network would be related to identification and conceptualization of hand gestures, while the limbic one would be activated by mouth movements and facial expression, the latter being involved in emotional contagion (Fig. 4). ...