The mirror neuron system may play a role in the pathogenesis of mass hysteria

Yao Tung Lee, Shih Jen Tsai

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摘要

Mass hysteria or collective hysteria usually begins when an individual shows a hysteric manifestation in front of others in the same group who later contagiously acquire the same symptoms. The underlying pathogenesis of mass hysteria is still unknown. It has been demonstrated that the mirror neuron system (MNS) provides an important neural substrate for humans' ability to imitate and there is an inhibitive component of MNS keeping us from imitating everything we see. We proposed that the inhibitive component for MNS automatic imitation may not function well in individuals of the group that results in the outbreaks of mass hysteria. We also provide evidences from emotional contagion, gender difference and treatment in mass hysteria to support this hypothesis.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)244-245
頁數2
期刊Medical Hypotheses
74
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 二月 1 2010
對外發佈Yes

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