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Project: Imitation, understanding of intengionality and joint attention in autism spectrum disorders: mutual connections and the role of the mirror neuron system

project duration
01-JAN-07 – 31-OCT-11
abstract
Imitation, understanding of intentionality and joint attention are early deficits in autism spectrum disorders, and have also been linked to the mirror neuron system. The current research investigates possible malfunctions of the mirror neuron system in young children with autism spectrum disorder, and the relation to their problems in imitation, understanding of intentionality and joint attention.