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Cortical mechanisms of human imitation.
How does imitation occur? How can the motor plans necessary for imitating an action derive from the observation of that action? Imitation may be based on a mechanism directly matching the observedExpand
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Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain
There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively 'free' decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activityExpand
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Compatibility between Observed and Executed Finger Movements: Comparing Symbolic, Spatial, and Imitative Cues
Intuitively, one can assume that imitating a movement is an easier task than responding to a symbolic stimulus like a verbal instruction. Support for this suggestion can be found inExpand
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Involvement of the inferior frontal junction in cognitive control: Meta‐analyses of switching and Stroop studies
There is growing evidence that a specific region in the posterior frontolateral cortex is involved intimately in cognitive control processes. This region, located in the vicinity of the junction ofExpand
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Movement observation affects movement execution in a simple response task.
The present study was designed to examine the hypothesis that stimulus-response arrangements with high ideomotor compatibility lead to substantial compatibility effects even in simple response tasks.Expand
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The role of the inferior frontal junction area in cognitive control
Cognitive control processes refer to our ability to coordinate thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals. In the fronto-lateral cortex such processes have been primarily related toExpand
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Reafferent copies of imitated actions in the right superior temporal cortex
We show 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. Expand
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Imitation: is cognitive neuroscience solving the correspondence problem?
  • M. Brass, C. Heyes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 October 2005
Imitation poses a unique problem: how does the imitator know what pattern of motor activation will make their action look like that of the model? Specialist theories suggest that this correspondenceExpand
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Inhibition of imitative behaviour and social cognition
There is converging evidence that the observation of an action activates a corresponding motor representation in the observer through a ‘mirror-matching’ mechanism. However, research on such ‘sharedExpand
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The What, When, Whether Model of Intentional Action
  • M. Brass, P. Haggard
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing…
  • 1 August 2008
The question of how we can intentionally control our behavior has an enduring fascination for philosophers, psychologists, and neurologists. Brain imaging techniques such as functional MRI haveExpand
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