Seeing eye-to-eye is key to copying

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but how do our brains decide when and who we should copy?

New research suggests eye contact acts as an invitation to mimicry, triggering mechanisms in the brain that control imitation.

The research could provide the first clues to understanding why some people – such as children with autism – struggle to copy the actions of others.

Read more at University of Nottingham