Thinking about actions: the neural substrates of person knowledge.

@article{Mason2004ThinkingAA,
  title={Thinking about actions: the neural substrates of person knowledge.},
  author={Malia Mason and Jane F. Banfield and C. Neil Macrae},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={209-14}
}
Despite an extensive literature on the neural substrates of semantic knowledge, how person-related information is represented in the brain has yet to be elucidated. Accordingly, in the present study we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate the neural correlates of person knowledge. Focusing on the neural substrates of action knowledge, participants reported whether or not a common set of behaviors could be performed by people or dogs. While dogs and people are capable… CONTINUE READING

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Specifically , person judgments were expected to activate cortical areas associated with theory of mind ( ToM ) reasoning .
These findings suggest that person knowledge may be functionally dissociable from comparable information about other animals , with action - related judgments about people recruiting neural activity that is indicative of ToM reasoning .
Specifically , person judgments were expected to activate cortical areas associated with theory of mind ( ToM ) reasoning .
These findings suggest that person knowledge may be functionally dissociable from comparable information about other animals , with action - related judgments about people recruiting neural activity that is indicative of ToM reasoning .
Accordingly , in the present study we used functional magnetic resonance imaging ( fMRI ) to investigate the neural correlates of person knowledge .
Whereas action - related judgments about dogs were associated with activity in various regions , including the occipital and parahippocampal gyri ; identical judgments about people yielded activity in areas of prefrontal cortex , notably the right middle and medial frontal gyri .
Accordingly , in the present study we used functional magnetic resonance imaging ( fMRI ) to investigate the neural correlates of person knowledge .
Accordingly , in the present study we used functional magnetic resonance imaging ( fMRI ) to investigate the neural correlates of person knowledge .
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