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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
I Know What You Are Doing A Neurophysiological Study
In the ventral premotor cortex of the macaque monkey, there are neurons that discharge both during the execution of hand actions and during the observation of the same actions made by others (mirrorExpand
Audiovisual mirror neurons and action recognition
Many object-related actions can be recognized both by their sound and by their vision. Here we describe a population of neurons in the ventral premotor cortex of the monkey that discharge both whenExpand
Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey.
We investigated the motor and visual properties of F5 grasping neurons, using a controlled paradigm that allows the study of the neuronal discharge during both observation and grasping of manyExpand
When pliers become fingers in the monkey motor system
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We show that, in monkeys trained to use tools, cortical motor neurons, active during hand grasping, become active during grasping with pliers, as if the pliers were now the hand fingers. Expand
Simultaneous recording of macaque premotor and primary motor cortex neuronal populations reveals different functional contributions to visuomotor grasp.
To understand the relative contributions of primary motor cortex (M1) and area F5 of the ventral premotor cortex (PMv) to visually guided grasp, we made simultaneous multiple electrode recordingsExpand
Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the dorsal premotor area F2 of the macaque monkey.
We investigated the properties of neurons located in the distal forelimb field of dorsal premotor area F2 of macaque monkey using a behavioral paradigm for studying the neuronal discharge duringExpand
Patterns of muscle activity underlying object-specific grasp by the macaque monkey.
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We investigated whether we could distinguish between EMG activation patterns associated with grasp of 12 differently shaped objects, chosen to evoke a wide range of grasping postures. Expand
Selectivity for Grasp in Local Field Potential and Single Neuron Activity Recorded Simultaneously from M1 and F5 in the Awake Macaque Monkey
The selectivity for object-specific grasp in local field potentials (LFPs) was investigated in two awake macaque monkeys trained to observe, reach out, grasp and hold one of six objects presented inExpand
Brain Response to a Humanoid Robot in Areas Implicated in the Perception of Human Emotional Gestures
Background The humanoid robot WE4-RII was designed to express human emotions in order to improve human-robot interaction. We can read the emotions depicted in its gestures, yet might utilizeExpand
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