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Human and robotic action observation elicit automatic imitation

Abstract:

Recent behavioural and neuroimaging studies found that observation of biological action, but not of robotic action, elicits imitation and activates the'mirror neuron system'in the premotor cortex (Kilner, Paulignan, and Blakemore, 2003; Castiello, Lusher, Mari, Edwards, and Humphreys, 2002; Meltzoff, 1995; Tai, Scherfler, Brooks, Sawamoto, and Castiello, 2004). This implies that the actions of other people and of mechanical devices are processed in categorically different ways. However, if th...

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Journal:
AISB'05 Convention: Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agents - Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts
Pages:
105-108
Publication date:
2005-01-01
URN:
uuid:ab5a3009-dbd0-4b1d-ab77-06fa56657153
Source identifiers:
323180
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pubs:323180
Language:
English

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