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Human and robotic action observation elicit automatic imitation

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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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English
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pubs:323180
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2013-11-17

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