Neural Circuits Involved in the Recognition of Actions Performed by Nonconspecifics: An fMRI Study

@article{Buccino2004NeuralCI,
  title={Neural Circuits Involved in the Recognition of Actions Performed by Nonconspecifics: An fMRI Study},
  author={Giovanni Buccino and Fausta Lui and Nicola Canessa and Ilaria Patteri and Giovanna Lagravinese and Francesca Benuzzi and Carlo Alberto Porro and Giacomo Rizzolatti},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={114-126}
}
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to assess the cortical areas active during the observation of mouth actions performed by humans and by individuals belonging to other species (monkey and dog). Two types of actions were presented: biting and oral communicative actions (speech reading, lip-smacking, barking). As a control, static images of the same actions were shown. Observation of biting, regardless of the species of the individual performing the action, determined two activation… CONTINUE READING
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