Broken Mirror Neurons Linked to Autism?

Mirror Neuron System

Mirror Neuron System

Scientists believe that people with autism may have difficulty understanding other people’s everyday actions and thoughts. The ability to understand another’s action relies on a number of brain regions collectively known as the mirror neuron system. The mirror neuron region fires in the brain when a person acts and when a person observes the same action performed by another, thus the neuron “mirrors” the behavior of someone else, as though the observer were itself acting.

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