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The imitation game: Effects of social cues on 'imitation' are domain-general in nature.

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Imitation has been hailed as 'social glue', facilitating rapport with others. Previous studies suggest that social cues modulate imitation but the mechanism of such modulation remains underspecified. Here we examine the locus, specificity, and neural basis of the social control of imitation. Social cues (group membership and eye gaze) were manipulated during an imitation task in which imitative and spatial compatibility could be measured independently. Participants were faster to perform comp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.050

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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroimage Journal website
Volume:
139
Pages:
368-375
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-25
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EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
Pubs id:
pubs:672980
URN:
uri:151a0139-f543-4789-b929-f278f5a963ac
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uuid:151a0139-f543-4789-b929-f278f5a963ac
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pubs:672980

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