Effect of subjective perspective taking during simulation of action: a PET investigation of agency

@article{Ruby2001EffectOS,
  title={Effect of subjective perspective taking during simulation of action: a PET investigation of agency},
  author={Perrine Ruby and Jean Decety},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={546-550}
}
Perspective taking is an essential component in the mechanisms that account for intersubjectivity and agency. Mental simulation of action can be used as a natural protocol to explore the cognitive and neural processing involved in agency. Here we took PET measurements while subjects simulated actions with either a first-person or a third-person perspective. Both conditions were associated with common activation in the SMA, the precentral gyrus, the precuneus and the MT/V5 complex. When compared… 
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