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fMRI adaptation reveals mirror neurons in human inferior parietal cortex.

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Mirror neurons, as originally described in the macaque, have two defining properties [1, 2]: They respond specifically to a particular action (e.g., bringing an object to the mouth), and they produce their action-specific responses independent of whether the monkey executes the action or passively observes a conspecific performing the same action. In humans, action observation and action execution engage a network of frontal, parietal, and temporal areas. However, it is unclear whether these ...

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10.1016/j.cub.2008.08.068

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Cunnington, R More by this author
Williams, MA More by this author
Kanwisher, N More by this author
Mattingley, JB More by this author
Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
18
Issue:
20
Pages:
1576-1580
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:6b86ca25-5c52-485d-8413-cd9012662ce9
Source identifiers:
448935
Local pid:
pubs:448935

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