并非总是清楚“相同动作”的含义。镜像神经元是否编码与动作本身相对应的动作（您以某种方式移动肌肉来获取食物），或者它们是对更抽象的东西做出响应吗？ 个人正在努力实现与运动（抓食物）？ 事实证明，存在不同类型的镜像神经元，它们的反应方式也不同。 仅当镜像动作与所执行的动作相同时，严格一致的镜像神经元才会激发，因此两种情况下的目标和移动都相同。 当镜像动作的目标与所执行动作的目标相同时，大致一致的镜像神经元就会触发，但两个动作本身不一定相同。 例如，您可以用手或嘴抓住物体。
It is not always clear what the meaning of “same action” is. Does the mirroring neuron encode actions that correspond to the actions themselves (do you move the muscles in some way to get food), or do they respond to something more abstract? Are individuals trying to achieve and exercise (grabbing food)? It turns out that there are different types of mirror neurons, and they react differently. Strictly consistent mirror neurons are only fired when the mirroring action is the same as the action performed, so the target and movement are the same in both cases. When the target of the mirroring action is the same as the target of the executed action, the roughly identical mirror neurons will trigger, but the two actions themselves are not necessarily the same. For example, you can grab an object with your hand or your mouth.