Observing Others: Multiple Action Representation in the Frontal Lobe

  title={Observing Others: Multiple Action Representation in the Frontal Lobe},
  author={Koen Nelissen and Giuseppe Luppino and Wim Vanduffel and Giacomo Rizzolatti and Guy A. Orban},
  pages={332 - 336}
Observation of actions performed by others activates monkey ventral premotor cortex, where action meaning, but not object identity, is coded. In a functional MRI (fMRI) study, we investigated whether other monkey frontal areas respond to actions performed by others. Observation of a hand grasping objects activated four frontal areas: rostral F5 and areas 45B, 45A, and 46. Observation of an individual grasping an object also activated caudal F5, which indicates different degrees of action… 

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