Suffering autism decreases individual's sensitivity of "being imitated," according to past research. While the reason has largely been elusive, new findings suggest that this is because people with autism spectrum disorders have lower activity in the brain region for understanding if other others are imitating or "copying" their movements.
The brains of babies are surprisingly sensitive to other people's movements, according to researchers.
A new small study suggests that autistic children do things efficiently rather than socially, whereas normal children do things socially rather than efficiently.
Study finds differences between how young children and non-human primates develop language.
A new research suggests that our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning that occurs through visual feedback. It is already well known that imitating another person's postures and expressions is an important social lubricant. When you are able to imitate another person's expressions, it means you can empathize with that person. However, how exactly do we imitate others when we can't see our own facial expressions and we can't feel the facial expressions of others? Researchers Richard Cook of City University London, Alan Johnston of University College London, and Cecilia Heyes of the University of Oxford in their study, examined the possible mechanisms which help us imitate.
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