Mirrors in the Brain

EEG infant

Humans have a remarkable ability to understand the actions and intentions of other people, and to imitate these same actions. How we understand and interpret the actions and an emotion of others has been a central question in neuroscience.

We are interested in how young infants perceive action as well as emotion in other people.

We are currently investigating emotion perception in young infants between the ages of 3-10 months of age.  Infants are shown short video clips of female actresses who show either happy, sad or expressions of pain.  We record brain activity as the infants are watching these expressions.

We hope that our findings will provide important insights about the development of empathy in the first year of life.


If you would like to participate in this study please contact Naama Rotem Kohavi (





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