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A neurobiological approach to imitation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 October 1998

Jean Decety
Affiliation:
Mental Processes and Brain Activation, Inserm Unit 280, 69424 Lyon Cedex 03, France decety@lyon151.inserm.fr
Julie Grèzes
Affiliation:
Cyclotron Biomédical Cermep, Hôpital Neurocardiologique, 69003 Lyon, France

Abstract

To explore the neural mechanisms engaged by the perception of action with the intent to imitate, positron emission tomographic activation studies were performed in healthy human subjects. We discuss the results in light of the framework proposed by Byrne & Russon, especially the distinction between mechanisms subserving action-level and program-level imitation.

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© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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