Listening to Action-related Sentences Activates Fronto-parietal Motor Circuits

@article{Tettamanti2005ListeningTA,
  title={Listening to Action-related Sentences Activates Fronto-parietal Motor Circuits},
  author={Marco Tettamanti and Giovanni Buccino and Maria Cristina Saccuman and Vittorio Gallese and Massimo Danna and Paola Scifo and Ferruccio Fazio and Giacomo Rizzolatti and Stefano F. Cappa and Daniela Perani},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={273-281}
}
Observing actions made by others activates the cortical circuits responsible for the planning and execution of those same actions. This observationexecution matching system (mirror-neuron system) is thought to play an important role in the understanding of actions made by others. In an fMRI experiment, we tested whether this system also becomes active during the processing of action-related sentences. Participants listened to sentences describing actions performed with the mouth, the hand, or… 

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