may have played a role in human evolution and the transmission of culture from one generation to the next.In humans,the neurons are found in the brain's inferior frontal cortex near an area responsible for language,which made Ramachandran suspect a link between mirTor neurons and such tasks as learning speech skills by imitation. However,they have also been discovered in the brains of animals such as macaque monkeys,which do not learn by imitation,leading Ramachandran to the hypothesis that they play a broader role than mimicry,helping us understand what others are feeling and thinking, a task partially facilitated in humans through spoken communication.
Developmentally,mirror neurons have been linked to the
(38) How was the discovery of mirror neurons first made?
1 Scientists first hypothesized their existence.then carried out
experiments with monkeys to prove it.
2 Scientists uncovered their existence unintentionally during