Project

Mirror neurons / autism spectrum disorder

Duration
01 May 2007 → 30 September 2010
Funding
Funding by bilateral agreement (private and foundations)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
autism spectrum disorder
 
Project description

Research into the effects and possible disruption of the mirror neuron system in very young children with a (suspected) autism spectrum disorder (12-30 months). Research on the relationship between the activity of mirror neurons, imitation, understanding of intentionality and joint attention (joint attention) in young children with and without (suspected them of) an autism spectrum disorder (12-30 months).