The functional role of the parieto-frontal mirror circuit: interpretations and misinterpretations

@article{Rizzolatti2010TheFR,
  title={The functional role of the parieto-frontal mirror circuit: interpretations and misinterpretations},
  author={Giacomo Rizzolatti and Corrado Sinigaglia},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={264-274}
}
The parieto-frontal cortical circuit that is active during action observation is the circuit with mirror properties that has been most extensively studied. Yet, there remains controversy on its role in social cognition and its contribution to understanding the actions and intentions of other individuals. Recent studies in monkeys and humans have shed light on what the parieto-frontal cortical circuit encodes and its possible functional relevance for cognition. We conclude that, although there… 
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The implementation of cognitive functions (observation, image of the action and imitation) from the acute treatment phase allows the activation of motor representations without having to perform theaction and it plays an important role in learning motor patterns.
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The implementation of cognitive functions (observation, image of the action and imitation) from the acute treatment phase allows the activation of motor representations without having to perform theaction and it plays an important role in learning motor patterns.
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