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Title: Observing others: multiple action representation in the frontal lobe
Authors: Nelissen, Koen ×
Luppino, Giuseppe
Vanduffel, Wim
Rizzolatti, Giacomo
Orban, Guy #
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Series Title: Science vol:310 issue:5746 pages:332-336
Abstract: Observation of actions performed by others activates monkey ventral premotor cortex, where action meaning, but not object identity, is coded. In a functional MRI (fMRI) study, we investigated whether other monkey frontal areas respond to actions performed by others. Observation of a hand grasping objects activated four frontal areas: rostral F5 and areas 45B, 45A, and 46. Observation of an individual grasping an object also activated caudal F5, which indicates different degrees of action abstraction in F5. Observation of shapes activated area 45, but not premotor F5. Convergence of object and action information in area 45 may be important for full comprehension of actions.
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ISSN: 0036-8075
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Neurophysiology
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