Lucy M. McGarry

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Mirroring, an exercise practiced in Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT), is considered by practitioners and patients to enhance emotional understanding and empathy for others. Mirroring involves imitation by the therapist of movements, emotions, or intentions implied by a client’s movement, and is commonly practiced in order to enhance empathy of the therapist for(More)
Previous studies demonstrate that perception of action presented audio-visually facilitates greater mirror neuron system (MNS) activity in humans (Kaplan and Iacoboni in Cogn Process 8(2):103–113, 2007) and non-human primates (Keysers et al. in Exp Brain Res 153(4):628–636, 2003) than perception of action presented unimodally. In the current study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Humans spontaneously mimic the facial expressions of others, facilitating social interaction. This mimicking behavior may be impaired in individuals with Parkinson's disease, for whom the loss of facial movements is a clinical feature. OBJECTIVE To assess the presence of facial mimicry in patients with Parkinson's disease. METHOD Twenty-seven(More)
In the present study, we examined the involvement of the extended mirror neuron system (MNS)-specifically, areas that have a strong functional connection to the core system itself-during emotional and nonemotional judgments about human song. We presented participants with audiovisual recordings of sung melodic intervals (two-tone sequences) and manipulated(More)
behavioural rules are often considered as existing independent of sensory or motor representations in a manner similar to linguistic and semantic information, but how such supra-modal rules might be represented in the human brain is not clear. The current study investigated this issue using a rule switching task which participants performed using two(More)
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