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Mirror Neurons MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Mirror Neurons
Tree Number(s)
A08.675.500
A11.671.487
Unique ID
D059167
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D059167
Scope Note
Neurons that fire when an animal acts or observes the same action of another thus coding the motor response. They were originally discovered in the premotor and parietal cortex of the monkey and studies have shown that neurons that have a similar mechanism are present in humans. Mirror neurons are theorized to be related to social cognition.
Previous Indexing
Neurons (1999-2011)
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Mirror Neurons Preferred
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