The human mirror system and the perception of others' actions (2010–2014)

Abstract:
The ability to convey meaning through non-verbal actions and gestures, and to recognise and interpret the gestures of others, is a fundamental part of inter-personal communication and social interaction. The human mirror system is thought to play a key role in our ability to perceive and understand the actions of others. This program of research aims to determine how the human mirror system operates, what critical brain areas are involved, and the extent to which processing of observed actions by the mirror system is dependent on attention and conscious perception. This will allow us to better understand the function of the human mirror system and its potential role in clinical disorders of action perception such as autism and apraxia.'',
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute
Funded by:
Australian Research Council