When Sounds Become Actions: Higher-order Representation of Newly Learned Action Sounds in the Human Motor System

@article{Ticini2012WhenSB,
  title={When Sounds Become Actions: Higher-order Representation of Newly Learned Action Sounds in the Human Motor System},
  author={Luca F. Ticini and Simone Sch{\"u}tz-Bosbach and Carmen Weiss and Antonino Casile and Florian Waszak},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={464-474}
}
In the absence of visual information, our brain is able to recognize the actions of others by representing their sounds as a motor event. Previous studies have provided evidence for a somatotopic activation of the listener's motor cortex during perception of the sound of highly familiar motor acts. The present experiments studied (a) how the motor system is activated by action-related sounds that are newly acquired and (b) whether these sounds are represented with reference to extrinsic… CONTINUE READING
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