Mirror neuron activation of musicians and non-musicians in response to motion captured piano performances

@article{Hou2017MirrorNA,
  title={Mirror neuron activation of musicians and non-musicians in response to motion captured piano performances},
  author={Jiancheng Hou and Ravi Rajmohan and Dan Fang and Karl Kashfi and Michael Oboyle},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={115},
  pages={47-55}
}
Mirror neurons (MNs) activate when performing an action and when an observer witnesses the same action performed by another individual. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and presentation of motion captured piano performances were used to identify differences in MN activation for musicians/non-musicians when viewing piano pieces played in a "Correct" mode (i.e., emphasis on technical correctness) or an "Enjoyment" mode (i.e., simply told to "enjoy" playing the piece). Results showed… CONTINUE READING

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