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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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Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: A relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas
How do we empathize with others? A mechanism according to which action representation modulates emotional activity may provide an essential functional architecture for empathy. The superior temporalExpand
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The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction
The discovery of premotor and parietal cells known as mirror neurons in the macaque brain that fire not only when the animal is in action, but also when it observes others carrying out the sameExpand
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Imitation, empathy, and mirror neurons.
  • M. Iacoboni
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2009
There is a convergence between cognitive models of imitation, constructs derived from social psychology studies on mimicry and empathy, and recent empirical findings from the neurosciences. TheExpand
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Neural mechanisms of imitation
  • M. Iacoboni
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • 1 December 2005
Recent advances in our knowledge of the neural mechanisms of imitation suggest that there is a core circuitry of imitation comprising the superior temporal sulcus and the 'mirror neuron system',Expand
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Single-Neuron Responses in Humans during Execution and Observation of Actions
Direct recordings in monkeys have demonstrated that neurons in frontal and parietal areas discharge during execution and perception of actions [1-8]. Because these discharges "reflect" the perceptualExpand
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The self and social cognition: the role of cortical midline structures and mirror neurons
Recent evidence suggests that there are at least two large-scale neural networks that represent the self and others. Whereas frontoparietal mirror-neuron areas provide the basis for bridging the gapExpand
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Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production
To examine the role of motor areas in speech perception, we carried out a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study in which subjects listened passively to monosyllables and produced theExpand
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Congruent Embodied Representations for Visually Presented Actions and Linguistic Phrases Describing Actions
The thesis of embodied semantics holds that conceptual representations accessed during linguistic processing are, in part, equivalent to the sensory-motor representations required for the enactmentExpand
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The Essential Role of Premotor Cortex in Speech Perception
Besides the involvement of superior temporal regions in processing complex speech sounds, evidence suggests that the motor system might also play a role [1-4]. This suggests that the hearer mightExpand
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