The mirror neuron system and action recognition.

  title={The mirror neuron system and action recognition.},
  author={Giovanni Buccino and F. Binkofski and Lucia Riggio},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={89 2},
Mirror neurons, first described in the rostral part of monkey ventral premotor cortex (area F5), discharge both when the animal performs a goal-directed hand action and when it observes another individual performing the same or a similar action. More recently, in the same area mirror neurons responding to the observation of mouth actions have been also found. In humans, through an fMRI study, it has been shown that the observation of actions performed with the hand, the mouth and the foot leads… CONTINUE READING
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