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Seeing and hearing speech excites the motor system involved in speech production.

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The perception of action is associated with increased activity in motor regions, implicating such regions in the recognition, understanding and imitation of actions. We examined the possibility that perception of speech, both auditory and visual, would also result in changes in the excitability of the motor system underlying speech production. Transcranial magnetic stimulation was applied to the face area of primary motor cortex to elicit motor-evoked potentials in the lip muscles. The size o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine
Strafella, AP More by this author
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
41
Issue:
8
Pages:
989-994
Publication date:
2003
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:b4a5d980-9d4f-4e91-ac43-d1f628297b20
Source identifiers:
13790
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pubs:13790

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