Emotions in Action through the Looking Glass
Journal of Analytical Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 1, Pg. 3-29, 2010.
The paper aims at highlighting how our primary understanding of others'
actions is rooted in the mirror mechanism. To this end, the anatomical
architecture of the mirror neuron system for action will be outlined as
well as its role in grasping goals and intentions in others' motor
behaviour. One further step through the looking glass of social
cognition will be referring to the ubiquitous emotional colouring of
actions and considering its links with the motor domain. This will
allow a clearer perspective on the mechanism underlying our abilities
for emotional understanding and on cases in which these abilities are
amiss, as in autistic spectrum disorders.
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