The Mirror-Neuron System (Fragment)

Giacomo Rizzolattil and Laila Craighero. Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, via Volturno, 3, Universiti di Parma, 43100, Parma, Italy. Abstract A category of stimuli of great importance for primates, humans in particular, is that formed by actions done by other individuals. If we want to survive, we must understand the actions of others. Furthermore,…

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The Mirror-Neuron System (Fragment)

Giacomo Rizzolattil and Laila Craighero. Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, via Volturno, 3, Universiti di Parma, 43100, Parma, Italy. Abstract A category of stimuli of great importance for primates, humans in particular, is that formed by actions done by other individuals. If we want to survive, we must understand the actions of others. Furthermore,…

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Functions of the Mirror Neuron System: Implications for Neurorehabilitation (Fragment)

Giovanni Buccino, MD, PhD,* Ana Solodkin, PhD,w and Steven L. Small, MD, PhDw Abstract Mirror neurons discharge during the execution of hand object-directed actions and during the observation of the same actions performed by other individuals. These neurons were first identified in the ventral premotor cortex (area F5) and later on in the inferior parietal…

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The mirror neuron system and action recognition (Fragment)

Giovanni Buccino,a,* Ferdinand Binkofski,b and Lucia Riggioa a Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy Abstract Mirror neurons, first described in the rostral part of monkey ventral premotor cortex (area F5), discharge both when the animal performs a goal-directed hand action and when it observes another individual…

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