Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study

@article{Buccino2001ActionOA,
  title={Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study},
  author={Giovanni Buccino and Ferdinand Binkofski and Gereon Rudolf Fink and Luciano Fadiga and Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese and R{\"u}diger J. Seitz and Karl Zilles and Giacomo Rizzolatti and H. J. Freund},
  journal={European Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={13}
}
Key MethodFunctional 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 made with different effectors (mouth, hand and foot) were presented. Observation of both object- and non-object-related actions determined a somatotopically organized activation of premotor cortex. The somatotopic pattern was similar to that of the classical motor cortex homunculus. During the…Expand
Action observation activates premotor and parietal areas in a somatotopic manner: an fMRI study.
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