|（1.Scientific Research Section，Huangchun Sport Training Base in Guangdong Province，Guangzhou 510633，China；2.Center for Studies of Psychological Application，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510631，China）
Abstract: Imitation is an important part in human moving behaviors. In recent years, inspired by the discovery of mirror neurons in macaques, and by means of the trauma free nature and high space definition of modern function imaging technology, the neural mechanism of human motion imitation has become the focus of interdisciplinary re-searches worldwide. The authors summarized and discussed researches in this area from such three aspects as neural foundation for motion imitation, functions of various functional zones of the brain, and possible affecting factors.
Key words: motion imitation；neural mechanism；human being；overview