Neural simulation of action: a unifying mechanism for motor cognition.

  title={Neural simulation of action: a unifying mechanism for motor cognition.},
  author={Marc Jeannerod},
  volume={14 1 Pt 2},
Paradigms drawn from cognitive psychology have provided new insight into covert stages of action. These states include not only intending actions that will eventually be executed, but also imagining actions, recognizing tools, learning by observation, or even understanding the behavior of other people. Studies using techniques for mapping brain activity, probing cortical excitability, or measuring the activity of peripheral effectors in normal human subjects and in patients all provide evidence… CONTINUE READING
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