Recent Insights from fMRI Studies into the Neural Basis of Reciprocal Imitation in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yuko Okamoto*, Hirotaka Kosaka

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Persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show atypical engagement in imitative interaction with peers and caregivers. Because imitative interaction is a precursor of a theory of mind, disturbances of the brain regions associated with imitative interaction are an important component of the pathophysiology of ASD. Recently, advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have begun to address the neural basis of reciprocal imitation in individuals with ASD, which includes both imitating another’s action and being imitated by another person. These studies suggest that a disturbance of an internal model represented by the human mirror neuron system (MNS) leads to atypical engagement in imitative interaction. However, it is still unknown whether individuals with ASD have an abnormality in the MNS itself or altered modulation/control of the MNS. We also discuss how to resolve this question and the possibilities of a new fMRI technique, hyper-scanning, for understanding the neural underpinnings of atypical engagement in imitative interaction.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルContemporary Clinical Neuroscience
出版社Springer Nature
ページ233-244
ページ数12
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018
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出版物シリーズ

名前Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience
ISSN(印刷版)2627-535X
ISSN(電子版)2627-5341

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 行動神経科学
  • 認知神経科学
  • 神経学
  • 感覚系
  • 臨床神経学

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