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Predictive coding: an account of the mirror neuron system
We show that the mirror neuron system can be understood within a predictive coding framework that appeals to the statistical approach known as empirical Bayes and provides an outline of the underlying computational mechanisms. Expand
The mismatch negativity: A review of underlying mechanisms
The mismatch negativity (MMN) is a brain response to violations of a rule, established by a sequence of sensory stimuli (typically in the auditory domain) [Näätänen R. Attention and brain function.Expand
An Interference Effect of Observed Biological Movement on Action
It has been proposed that actions are intrinsically linked to perception and that imagining, observing, preparing, or in any way representing an action excites the motor programs used to execute thatExpand
Dynamic causal modeling of evoked responses in EEG and MEG
Neuronally plausible, generative or forward models are essential for understanding how event-related fields (ERFs) and potentials (ERPs) are generated. Expand
EEG and MEG Data Analysis in SPM8
SPM is a free and open source software written in MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc.). Expand
A free energy principle for the brain
By formulating Helmholtz's ideas about perception, in terms of modern-day theories, one arrives at a model of perceptual inference and learning that can explain a remarkable range of neurobiologicalExpand
Action and behavior: a free-energy formulation
We have previously tried to explain perceptual inference and learning under a free-energy principle that pursues Helmholtz’s agenda to understand the brain in terms of energy minimization. Expand
Human Cortical Muscle Coherence Is Directly Related to Specific Motor Parameters
Cortical oscillations have been the target of many recent investigations, because it has been proposed that they could function to solve the “binding” problem. In the motor cortex, oscillatoryExpand
Evidence of Mirror Neurons in Human Inferior Frontal Gyrus
There is much current debate about the existence of mirror neurons in humans. To identify mirror neurons in the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) of humans, we used a repetition suppression paradigm whileExpand
Brain systems for assessing facial attractiveness
Attractiveness is a facial attribute that shapes human affiliative behaviours. In a previous study we reported a linear response to facial attractiveness in orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), a regionExpand