CARTA: Human Origins: Lessons from Autism Spectrum Disorders - Mirella Dapretto: Mirroring in the Neurotypical and Autistic Brain

1/18/2013; 23 minutes

In this talk, Mirella Dapretto (UCLA) begins by describing the relevance of mirror neurons for social functioning. She then discusses the empirical evidence suggesting that the so-called 'mirror neuron system' may be hyporesponsive in autism. Dapretto concludes by highlighting critical questions for future research in these areas. (#24822)

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