Action Observation and Execution Network: An Extended View

Authors: Rozzi Stefano, Gerbella Marzio, Rizzolatti Giacomo

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Keywords: mirror mechanism, action understanding, emotion, prefrontal cortex


Issue: Xjenza Online Vol. 6 Iss. 2 - December 2018

The mirror mechanism is a basic mechanism that transforms sensory representations of others’ behaviours into one’s own motor or visceromotor representations concerning that behaviour. In this review, we examine the different functions of the mirror mechanism according to its location in the brain, with particular emphasis on recent data concerning the prefrontal cortex and the emotional centres.

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