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Action observation and acquired motor skills: an FMRI study with expert dancers.

Abstract:

When we observe someone performing an action, do our brains simulate making that action? Acquired motor skills offer a unique way to test this question, since people differ widely in the actions they have learned to perform. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study differences in brain activity between watching an action that one has learned to do and an action that one has not, in order to assess whether the brain processes of action observation are modulated by the expertise a...

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10.1093/cercor/bhi007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991)
Volume:
15
Issue:
8
Pages:
1243-1249
Publication date:
2005-08-05
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EISSN:
1460-2199
ISSN:
1047-3211
URN:
uuid:7da46d91-f37d-46bd-b78a-93a3e45e907f
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27094
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pubs:27094

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