Audiovisual mirror neurons and action recognition

@article{Keysers2003AudiovisualMN,
  title={Audiovisual mirror neurons and action recognition},
  author={Christian Keysers and Evelyne Kohler and Maria Alessandra Umilt{\`a} and Luca Nanetti and Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={153},
  pages={628-636}
}
Many object-related actions can be recognized both by their sound and by their vision. Here we describe a population of neurons in the ventral premotor cortex of the monkey that discharge both when the animal performs a specific action and when it hears or sees the same action performed by another individual. These 'audiovisual mirror neurons' therefore represent actions independently of whether these actions are performed, heard or seen. The magnitude of auditory and visual responses did not… 
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