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Parietal Lobe: From Action Organization to Intention Understanding
Inferior parietal lobule (IPL) neurons were studied when monkeys performed motor acts embedded in different actions and when they observed similar acts done by an experimenter. Most motor IPL neuronsExpand
Mirror neurons responding to the observation of ingestive and communicative mouth actions in the monkey ventral premotor cortex
In the ventral premotor cortex (area F5) of the monkey there are neurons that discharge both when the monkey performs specific motor actions and when it observes another individual performing aExpand
Functional organization of inferior parietal lobule convexity in the macaque monkey: electrophysiological characterization of motor, sensory and mirror responses and their correlation with
The general view on the functional role of the monkey inferior parietal lobule (IPL) convexity mainly derives from studies carried out more than two decades ago and does not account for theExpand
Mirror Neurons Responding to Observation of Actions Made with Tools in Monkey Ventral Premotor Cortex
In the present study, we describe a new type of visuomotor neurons, named tool-responding mirror neurons, which are found in the lateral sector of monkey ventral premotor area F5. Expand
Contagious yawning in gelada baboons as a possible expression of empathy
Yawn contagion in humans has been proposed to be related to our capacity for empathy. It is presently unclear whether this capacity is uniquely human or shared with other primates, especiallyExpand
Assessing human mirror activity with EEG mu rhythm: A meta-analysis.
A fundamental issue in cognitive neuroscience is how the brain encodes others' actions and intentions. In recent years, a potential advance in our knowledge on this issue is the discovery of mirrorExpand
Neonatal Imitation in Rhesus Macaques
The emergence of social behaviors early in life is likely crucial for the development of mother-infant relationships. Some of these behaviors, such as the capacity of neonates to imitate adult facialExpand
Ventral premotor and inferior parietal cortices make distinct contribution to action organization and intention understanding.
It is well known that ventral premotor area F5 codes the goal of executed and observed motor acts. This area is anatomically connected with part of the inferior parietal cortex (area PFG), which hasExpand
The ability to follow eye gaze and its emergence during development in macaque monkeys.
The ability of monkeys to follow the gaze of other individuals is a matter of debate in many behavioral studies. Physiological studies have shown that in monkeys, as in humans, there are neuralExpand
Empathy: Gender effects in brain and behavior
Evidence suggests that there are differences in the capacity for empathy between males and females. However, how deep do these differences go? Stereotypically, females are portrayed as more nurturingExpand