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Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: A relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas
How do we empathize with others? A mechanism according to which action representation modulates emotional activity may provide an essential functional architecture for empathy. The superior temporalExpand
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Neural basis of maternal communication and emotional expression processing during infant preverbal stage.
During the first year of life, exchanges and communication between a mother and her infant are exclusively preverbal and are based on the mother's ability to understand her infant's needs andExpand
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Frontal lobe dysfunction in essential tremor: a preliminary study.
27 patients with essential tremor (ET) were studied to determine the cognitive feature of this condition. 15 familial cases and 12 cases with a family history Parkinson's disease (PD) wereExpand
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A longitudinal study of MR diffusion changes in normal appearing white matter of patients with early multiple sclerosis.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The stage at which normal appearing white matter (NAWM) abnormalities first appear in multiple sclerosis (MS) is not clear. The aim of our study was to monitor water diffusionExpand
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Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism and Blood Flow in Human Cerebral Ischemic Infarction
Fifteen patients with acute cerebral hemispheric infarcts have been studied with positron emission tomography and the oxygen-15 steady-state inhalation technique. Thirteen follow-up studies were alsoExpand
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Cortical motor reorganization after a single clinical attack of multiple sclerosis.
In order to evaluate whether cortical motor reorganization occurs in the earliest phase of multiple sclerosis, we studied patients after a first clinical attack of hemiparesis. From a consecutiveExpand
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Effect of Side and Rate of Stimulation on Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Motor Areas during Finger Movements in Humans
We measured, using single photon emission computed tomography, the regional CBF (rCBF) changes in the motor areas of 24 right-handed normal volunteers during the performance of a motor taskExpand
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Risk factors for clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease
We conducted a case-control study of 116 patients with the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in seven Italian centers. One hundred sixteen hospital controls and 97 population controlsExpand
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Selective Activation of peripheral nerve fibre groups of different diameter by triangular shaped stimulus pulses.
1. The differential block of cutaneous nerve fibres has been achieved with a simple method of electrical stimulation, employing a single pair of active electrodes. 2. The method allows the selectiveExpand
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Alexithymia in multiple sclerosis: relationship with fatigue and depression
Objective –  The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alexithymia in a sample of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to further evaluate the association between alexithymiaExpand
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