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dc.contributor.advisorOberle, Crystal D.
dc.contributor.authorTimperlake, Erin Celeste ( )
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T16:12:34Z
dc.date.available2014-06-06T16:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.citationTimperlake, E. C. (2014). Mirror neuron function: An examination of differences relevant to empathy and autism (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5080
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, Approved May 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents a comprehensive review of past research to investigate whether evidence supports that the mirror neuron system of the brain is the physiological mechanism behind our ability to empathize with others. Regarding sex differences in empathy, females are regarded to be more empathetic than male counterparts. Research indicates females frequently score higher on empathy quotients, social sensitivity, and emotion recognition than males, and these behavioral differences correspond to changes in the mirror neuron system. Regarding autism and empathy, research indicates individuals diagnosed with autism have markedly diminished levels of empathy, and possible dysfunction of the mirror neuron system. Sex differences in mirror neuron function may further be related to the greater prevalence of these disorders in males than females.en_US
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dc.format.extent37 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectMirror neuronsen_US
dc.subjectAutismen_US
dc.subjectSex differencesen_US
dc.subjectEmpathyen_US
dc.titleMirror Neuron Function: An Examination of Differences Relevant to Empathy and Autismen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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