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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
Cortical connections of the macaque anterior intraparietal (AIP) area.
We traced the cortical connections of the anterior intraparietal (AIP) area, which is known to play a crucial role in visuomotor transformations for grasping. AIP displayed major connections with 1)Expand
Cortical connections of the inferior parietal cortical convexity of the macaque monkey.
We traced the cortical connections of the 4 cytoarchitectonic fields--Opt, PG, PFG, PF--forming the cortical convexity of the macaque inferior parietal lobule (IPL). Each of these fields displayedExpand
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
Cortical mechanisms underlying the organization of goal-directed actions and mirror neuron-based action understanding.
Our understanding of the functions of motor system evolved remarkably in the last 20 years. This is the consequence not only of an increase in the amount of data on this system but especially of aExpand
Prefrontal and agranular cingulate projections to the dorsal premotor areas F2 and F7 in the macaque monkey
The superior sector of Brodmann area 6 (dorsal premotor cortex, PMd) of the macaque monkey consists of a rostral and a caudal architectonic area referred to as F7 and F2, respectively. The aim ofExpand
Multimodal architectonic subdivision of the rostral part (area F5) of the macaque ventral premotor cortex
We used a cyto‐, myelo‐, and chemoarchitectonic (distribution of SMI‐32 and calbindin immunoreactivity) approach to assess whether the rostral histochemical area F5 of the ventral premotor cortexExpand
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
Cortical connections of the anterior (F5a) subdivision of the macaque ventral premotor area F5
We traced the cortical connections of the anterior sector (F5a) of the macaque ventral premotor (PMv) area F5 and compared them with those of the adjacent F5 sectors, F5c and F5p. F5a displays a veryExpand
Action Observation Circuits in the Macaque Monkey Cortex
In both monkeys and humans, the observation of actions performed by others activates cortical motor areas. An unresolved question concerns the pathways through which motor areas receive visualExpand