Brain activity during observation of actions. Influence of action content and subject's strategy.

@article{Decety1997BrainAD,
  title={Brain activity during observation of actions. Influence of action content and subject's strategy.},
  author={Jean Decety and Julie Gr{\`e}zes and Nicolas Costes and Daniela Perani and Marc Jeannerod and E Procyk and Franco Grassi and Ferruccio Fazio},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={120 ( Pt 10)},
  pages={
          1763-77
        }
}
PET was used to map brain regions that are associated with the observation of meaningful and meaningless hand actions. Subjects were scanned under four conditions which consisted of visually presented actions. In each of the four experimental conditions, they were instructed to watch the actions with one of two aims: to be able to recognize or to imitate them later. We found that differences in the meaning of the action, irrespective of the strategy used during observation, lead to different… 

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