250-300 words and at least 2 citation/refenreces from the following list:

Required Reading:

Jeon, H. & Lee S.H. (2018). From neurons to social beings: short  review of the mirror neuro system research and its socio-psychological  and psychiatric implications. Clin Psychopharmacol Neurosci. 28;16(1):18-31. doi: 10.9758/cpn.2018.16.1.18. Retrieve from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5810456/

NOVA scienceNOW : 1 – Mirror Neurons [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmx1qPyo8Ks (13:50)

TD2 Background materials

Annenberg Learner (n.d.) The Molecular Basis of Learning and Memory. Retrieved from https://www.learner.org/courses/biology/textbook/neuro/neuro_9.html

Neuroscience – Long-Term Potentiation [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vso9jgfpI_c (8:00)

Skaggs, W. (2014). New for new neurons memories. Scientific American Mind, 25(5), 49-53. Retrieved from EBSCO Multi-search from the Touro Library.

 “Types of Memory – The Human Memory.” The Human Memory. Retrieved from http://www.human-memory.net/types.html


1a. Based on the background material, discuss the role of mirror neurons in social development during childhood and adolescence.

1b. Considering current research, how might mirror neurons help us  better understand the social difficulties seen in individuals diagnosed  with autism or other disorders associated with poor social  understanding?