Abnormal imitation‐related cortical activation sequences in Asperger's syndrome

@article{Nishitani2004AbnormalIC,
  title={Abnormal imitation‐related cortical activation sequences in Asperger's syndrome},
  author={Nobuyuki Nishitani and Sari Avikainen and Riitta Hari},
  journal={Annals of Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={55}
}
Subjects with Asperger's syndrome (AS) are impaired in social interaction and imitation, but the underlying brain mechanisms are poorly understood. Because the mirror‐neuron system (MNS) that matches observed and executed actions has been suggested to play an important role in imitation and in reading of other people's intentions, we assessed MNS functions in 8 adult AS subjects and in 10 healthy control subjects during imitation of still pictures of lip forms. In the control subjects, cortical… 
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