Virtual Mirror Neurons (image) University of Bristol Share Print E-Mail Caption This region of the mirror neuron system in the player's motor cortex increased its activity when the player made moves and also when they observed their computer opponent making the same "virtual" moves -- even though they knew it was a computer. Credit Dr. Paul Howard-Jones and Dr. Rafal Bogacz Usage Restrictions For single use only with this story. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.