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Action recognition in the premotor cortex.
We recorded electrical activity from 532 neurons in the rostral part of inferior area 6 (area F5) of two macaque monkeys. Previous data had shown that neurons of this area discharge duringExpand
Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the understanding and imitation of action
What are the neural bases of action understanding? Although this capacity could merely involve visual analysis of the action, it has been argued that we actually map this visual information onto itsExpand
Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions.
In area F5 of the monkey premotor cortex there are neurons that discharge both when the monkey performs an action and when he observes a similar action made by another monkey or by the experimenter.Expand
Parietal Lobe: From Action Organization to Intention Understanding
Inferior parietal lobule (IPL) neurons were studied when monkeys performed motor acts embedded in different actions and when they observed similar acts done by an experimenter. Most motor IPL neuronsExpand
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to localize brain areas that were active during the observation of actions made by another individual. Object- and non-object-related actionsExpand
Motor facilitation during action observation: a magnetic stimulation study.
1. We stimulated the motor cortex of normal subjects (transcranial magnetic stimulation) while they 1) observed an experimenter grasping 3D-objects, 2) looked at the same 3D-objects, 3) observed anExpand
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to localize brain areas that were active during the observation of actions made by another individual. Object‐ and non‐object‐related actionsExpand
Understanding motor events: a neurophysiological study
SummaryNeurons of the rostral part of inferior premotor cortex of the monkey discharge during goal-directed hand movements such as grasping, holding, and tearing. We report here that many of theseExpand
Functional organization of inferior area 6 in the macaque monkey
SummaryThe functional properties of neurons located in the rostral part of inferior area 6 were studied in awake, partially restrained macaque monkeys. The most interesting property of these neuronsExpand
Hearing Sounds, Understanding Actions: Action Representation in Mirror Neurons
Many object-related actions can be recognized by their sound. We found neurons in monkey premotor cortex that discharge when the animal performs a specific action and when it hears the related sound.Expand
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