Tool use, communicative gesture and cerebral asymmetries in the modern human brain
- Psychology, BiologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
It is argued here that the ways in which humans skilfully use tools and other manipulable artefacts is possible owing to adaptations that integrate sensory–motor and cognitive processes.
Cortical Networks Related to Human Use of Tools
- Psychology, BiologyThe Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry
This review compares and summarizes results from 64 paradigms published over the past decade that have examined cortical regions associated with tool use skills and tool knowledge and revealed cortical networks in both hemispheres, though with a clear left hemisphere bias.
Neurological Specializations for Manual Gesture and Tool Use in Humans
- Psychology, Biology
The orchestration of the sensory-motor systems: Clues from Neuropsychology
- Psychology, BiologyCognitive neuropsychology
There are already sufficient data from neuropsychology to strongly constrain extant hypotheses about the representation of conceptual knowledge in the brain, and this conclusion compels a reconsideration of the role played by motor planning and/or execution processes in action and object recognition and understanding.
On the neurocognitive origins of human tool use : A critical review of neuroimaging data
- Psychology, BiologyNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Cerebellar Internal Models: Implications for the Dexterous Use of Tools
- Biology, PsychologyThe Cerebellum
It is proposed that the cerebellum contributes to the skillful use of tools by representing the input–output properties of tools and providing information on the prediction of the sensory consequences of manipulation with the parietal regions, which are related to multisensory processing.
How we interact with objects: learning from brain lesions
- Psychology, BiologyTrends in Cognitive Sciences
A distributed left hemisphere network active during planning of everyday tool use skills.
- Biology, PsychologyCerebral cortex
Findings from two fMRI studies of healthy, right-handed adults in which an event-related design was used to distinguish regions involved in planning and executing tool use gestures with the dominant right and non-dominant left hands are reported.
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- Psychology, BiologyNature Neuroscience
These findings suggest that semantic object information is represented in distributed networks that include sites for storing information about specific object attributes such as form and motion in ventral temporal cortex and lateral temporal lobes.
Different neural systems for the recognition of animals and man‐made tools
- Psychology, BiologyNeuroreport
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- Psychology, BiologyBrain : a journal of neurology
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NEURAL CORRELATES OF CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTIONS
- Psychology, BiologyCognitive neuropsychology
The hypothesis that the retrieval of conceptual knowledge for actions depends on neural systems located in higher-order association cortices of left premotor/prefrontal, parietal, and posterior middle temporal regions is tested and it is proposed that a key function of the sites is to operate as two-way intermediaries between perception and concept retrieval.
A neural basis for the retrieval of conceptual knowledge
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- Psychology, BiologyNature
It is found that naming pictures of animals and tools was associated with bilateral activation of the ventral temporal lobes and Broca's area, and the brain regions active during object identification are dependent, in part, on the intrinsic properties of the object presented.
Actions Speak Louder Than Functions: The Importance of Manipulability and Action in Tool Representation
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
These activations were insensitive to retrieval task, suggesting that visually presented tools automatically recruit both left VPMCx and left PMTG in response to action features that are inherent in tool representations.
Modular organization of internal models of tools in the human cerebellum
- Biology, PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Results were consistent with predictions by the MOdular Selection And Identification Controller (MOSAIC) model that multiple internal models compete to partition sensory-motor experiences and their outputs are linearly combined for a particular context.