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Cortical mechanisms of human imitation.
Two areas with activation properties that become active during finger movement, regardless of how it is evoked, and their activation should increase when the same movement is elicited by the observation of an identical movement made by another individual are found.
Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain
It is found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 s before it enters awareness.
Compatibility between Observed and Executed Finger Movements: Comparing Symbolic, Spatial, and Imitative Cues
Neurocognitive support for the strong relationship between movement observation and movement execution is reported, and the crucial role of the imitative relation of observed and executed action for the described effects is demonstrated.
Involvement of the inferior frontal junction in cognitive control: Meta‐analyses of switching and Stroop studies
The results provide strong evidence for the consistent involvement of the IFJ in both switching and Stroop paradigms and support the concept of areal specialization in the frontolateral cortex, which posits that it is not only the middorsolateral part that plays an important role in cognitive control, but also theIFJ.
Imitation: is cognitive neuroscience solving the correspondence problem?
  • M. Brass, C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Biology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 October 2005
Reafferent copies of imitated actions in the right superior temporal cortex
The results of functional magnetic resonance experiments are reported, suggesting that in the superior temporal sulcus, a higher order visual region, there is a sector that becomes active both during hand action observation and during imitation even in the absence of direct vision of the imitator's hand.
Inhibition of imitative behaviour and social cognition
It is demonstrated that overlapping brain activations can be found in the anterior fronto-median cortex and the temporo-parietal junction area for the control of shared representations and complex social-cognitive tasks, such as mental state attribution.
The What, When, Whether Model of Intentional Action
  • M. Brass, P. Haggard
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing…
  • 1 August 2008
The authors propose a model that distinguishes three major components: a component related to the decision about which action to execute (what component), a component that is related to a decision about when to execute an action (when component), and a component about whether toexecute an action or not (whether component).