Search for dissertations about: "mirror neuron"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words mirror neuron.

  1. 1. An Embodied Account of Action Prediction

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Claudia Elsner; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Action prediction; biological motion; direct-matching; embodied simulation; eye movements; eye-tracking; give-me gesture; mirror neuron; motor cortex; point-light; social interaction; TMS; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Being able to generate predictions about what is going to happen next while observing other people’s actions plays a crucial role in our daily lives. Different theoretical explanations for the underlying processes of humans’ action prediction abilities have been suggested. READ MORE

  2. 2. Manual Motor Development in Infancy Execution and Observation of Actions

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Therese Ljunghammar Ekberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Infancy; Motor development; Reaching; Actions; Motor prediction; Prospective motor control; Social cognition; Stereopsis; Mirror neuron system; Mu rhythm; Motor impairment; Autism Spectrum Disorder; High-risk siblings; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Of all motor skills, manual reaching might be the one ability that matters most for infants’ perceptual, cognitive and social development. Reaching allows infants to learn about object properties, but also gives opportunities for socializing with others. READ MORE

  3. 3. From Motion to Movements Revelations by the Infant EEG

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Pär Nyström; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : Psychology; infant; brain; EEG; mirror neurons; ERP; ICA; MNS; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The introduction of high density EEG (hd-EEG) nets for easy application on subjects of all ages has improved the possibilities to investigate the development of the infant neurophysiology. This dissertation consists of three studies (I – III) that investigate the visual motion system and mirror neuron system of the infant, and methodological sections that outline the bioelectrical background and the characteristics of the methods used. READ MORE

  4. 4. From Actions to Faces Studies of Social Perception in Typical and Atypical Development

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Terje Falck-Ytter; Uppsala universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three eye-tracking studies of social perception in children. Study I and Study II investigated action perception in typically developing infants and preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), respectively. Study III investigated face perception in children with ASD. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cognitive mechanisms in pain processing : Assessed with functional imaging methods

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

    Author : Predrag Petrovic; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The intensity and unpleasantness of a painful experience is often described as correlating well with the degree of noxious stimulation. However, the perception of pain is not a linear phenomenon, reflecting the signal from the peripheral neuron. Rather, the noxious input may be modulated at every level of the neural axis. READ MORE