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Action recognition in the premotor cortex.
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It is proposed that mirror neurons form a system for matching observation and execution of motor actions, similar to that of mirror neurons exists in humans and could be involved in recognition of actions as well as phonetic gestures.
Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the understanding and imitation of action
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Evidence for the existence of a system, the 'mirror system', that seems to serve this mapping function in primates and humans is discussed, and its implications for the understanding and imitation of action are explored.
Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions.
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It is suggested that the development of the lateral verbal communication system in man derives from a more ancient communication system based on recognition of hand and face gestures.
Grasping the Intentions of Others with One's Own Mirror Neuron System
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Functional magnetic resonance imaging revealed that premotor mirror neuron areas—areas active during the execution and the observation of an action—previously thought to be involved only in action recognition are actually also involved in understanding the intentions of others.
Mirror neurons and the simulation theory of mind-reading
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The activity of mirror neurons, and the fact that observers undergo motor facilitation in the same muscular groups as those utilized by target agents, are findings that accord well with simulation theory but would not be predicted by theory theory.
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to localize brain areas that were active during the observation of actions made by another individual. Object- and non-object-related actions
A unifying view of the basis of social cognition
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It is claimed that the fundamental mechanism at the basis of the experiential understanding of others' actions is the activation of the mirror neuron system, and a similar mechanism, but involving theactivation of viscero-motor centers, underlies the experience of the emotions of others.
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study
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Results bring the previous concept of an action observation/execution matching system (mirror system) into a broader perspective: this system is not restricted to the ventral premotor cortex, but involves several somatotopically organized motor circuits.
Selectivity for the shape, size, and orientation of objects for grasping in neurons of monkey parietal area AIP.
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The results suggest that the visual responses of object- type neurons represent the shape, size, and/or orientation of 3D objects, whereas those of the nonobject-type neurons probably represent theshape of the handgrip, grip size, or hand-orientation.
Both of Us Disgusted in My Insula The Common Neural Basis of Seeing and Feeling Disgust
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An fMRI study in which participants inhaled odorants producing a strong feeling of disgust and observed video clips showing the emotional facial expression of disgust found that observing an emotion activates the neural representation of that emotion.
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