Understanding motor events: a neurophysiological study

@article{Pellegrino2004UnderstandingME,
  title={Understanding motor events: a neurophysiological study},
  author={Giuseppe Di Pellegrino and Luciano Fadiga and Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese and Giacomo Rizzolatti},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={176-180}
}
SummaryNeurons of the rostral part of inferior premotor cortex of the monkey discharge during goal-directed hand movements such as grasping, holding, and tearing. We report here that many of these neurons become active also when the monkey observes specific, meaningful hand movements performed by the experimenters. The effective experimenters' movements include among others placing or retrieving a piece of food from a table, grasping food from another experimenter's hand, and manipulating… 

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