Asperger’s syndrome: mirror neuron dysfunction and understanding of emotions on the autistic spectrum

Mirror neuron activity in the inferior frontal gyrus (which is in the social domain of the brain), is evident in individuals who show emotional appropriate reactions to others or to emotional stimuli; who understand other peoples’ feelings and emotions; who experience theory of mind and social communication. A dysfunction in the mirror neuron system may underlie the social deficits observed...
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Behaviour Disturbances: An indication of various problems

Behaviour disturbances are not always indicative of naughtiness or disciplinary problems only. It could be suggestive of brain dysfunctions causing: Epilepsy: an epileptic patient may present with mood swings, uncontrolled aggression, social problems, seizures and learning disabilities. Behaviour problems are seen in conduct disorder and manifest in lying, stealing, uncontrolled aggression,...
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