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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher
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Patrick Haggard

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.001.0001

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Mirroring, association, and the correspondence problem

Mirroring, association, and the correspondence problem

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(p.460) (p.461) 21 Mirroring, association, and the correspondence problem
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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition
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Cecilia Heyes

Geoffrey Bird

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0021

This chapter examines the extent to which action-mirroring phenomena can be explained in terms of very simple associative processes. It locates the associative accounts of motoric mirror phenomena among other ‘mirror theories’ and proposes an associative hypothesis called the associative sequence learning (ASL) model. It discusses the potential extension of the ASL model to cover non-motoric mirror phenomena and identifies the effects that appear to be beyond its explanatory reach.

Keywords:   action mirroring, associative process, motoric mirroring, associative learning, mirror theories

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