Illustration for an article about the mirror neurons.
Client: Elementi Magazine
a bimonthly pubication by Center for the Promotion of Science, Belgrade, RS
AD: Milena Savić and Aleksandar Savić
A mirror neuron is a neuron that fires both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate species.