How the brain perceives causality: an event-related fMRI study.

@article{Blakemore2001HowTB,
  title={How the brain perceives causality: an event-related fMRI study.},
  author={Sarah Jayne Blakemore and Pierre Fonlupt and M. Pachot-Clouard and Christophe Darmon and Philippe Boyer and Andrew N. Meltzoff and Christoph Segebarth and Jean Decety},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 17},
  pages={3741-6}
}
Detection of the causal relationships between events is fundamental for understanding the world around us. We report an event-related fMRI study designed to investigate how the human brain processes the perception of mechanical causality. Subjects were presented with mechanically causal events (in which a ball collides with and causes movement of another ball) and non-causal events (in which no contact is made between the balls). There was a significantly higher level of activation of V5/MT/MST… CONTINUE READING
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