Do we really need vision? How blind people "see" the actions of others.

@article{Ricciardi2009DoWR,
  title={Do we really need vision? How blind people "see" the actions of others.},
  author={Emiliano Ricciardi and Daniela Bonino and Lorenzo Sani and Tomaso Vecchi and Mario Guazzelli and James V. Haxby and Luciano Fadiga and Pietro Pietrini},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 31},
  pages={9719-24}
}
Observing and learning actions and behaviors from others, a mechanism crucial for survival and social interaction, engages the mirror neuron system. To determine whether vision is a necessary prerequisite for the human mirror system to develop and function, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging to compare brain activity in congenitally blind individuals during the auditory presentation of hand-executed actions or environmental sounds, and the motor pantomime of manipulation tasks, with… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
68 Citations
37 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 68 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 37 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…