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Bottom-up, not top-down, modulation of imitation by human and robotic models.

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Visual observation of human actions provokes more motor activation than observation of robotic actions. We investigated the extent to which this visuomotor priming effect is mediated by bottom-up or top-down processing. The bottom-up hypothesis suggests that robotic movements are less effective in activating the 'mirror system' via pathways from visual areas via the superior temporal sulcus to parietal and premotor cortices. The top-down hypothesis postulates that beliefs about the animacy of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
The European journal of neuroscience
Volume:
24
Issue:
8
Pages:
2415-2419
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1460-9568
ISSN:
0953-816X
URN:
uuid:e2d6d877-3921-4073-9300-157143b5ba95
Source identifiers:
268696
Local pid:
pubs:268696

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