Functional anatomy of execution, mental simulation, observation, and verb generation of actions: A meta‐analysis

  title={Functional anatomy of execution, mental simulation, observation, and verb generation of actions: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Julie Gr{\`e}zes and Jean Decety},
  journal={Human Brain Mapping},
There is a large body of psychological and neuroimaging experiments that have interpreted their findings in favor of a functional equivalence between action generation, action simulation, action verbalization, and perception of action. On the basis of these data, the concept of shared motor representations has been proposed. Indeed several authors have argued that our capacity to understand other people's behavior and to attribute intention or beliefs to others is rooted in a neural, most… 

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