Rui Watanabe

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Imitation behavior and accompanying brain activity can be affected by the perspective of the model adopted. The present study was designed to understand the effect of a model’s perspective in terms of the view (1st person vs. 3rd person) and the anatomical congruency of the limb between the model and the performer (congruent vs. incongruent). Eighteen young(More)
Visuomotor information may be better conveyed through a first-person perspective than through a third-person perspective. However, few reports have shown a clear behavioral advantage of the first-person perspective because of the confounding factor of spatial stimulus-response compatibility. Most imitation studies have utilized visuospatial imitation tasks(More)
Imitative stimuli presented from a first-person perspective (FPP) produce stronger visuomotor effects than those presented from a third-person perspective (TPP) due to the relatively greater response of the mirror neuron system (MNS) to FPP stimuli. Some previous studies utilizing TPP stimuli have reported no differences in MNS activity between moving and(More)
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