Vittorio Gallese

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Affiliation: University of Parma
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Before and below 'theory of mind': embodied simulation and the neural correlates of social cognition
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:659-69. 2007
  2. pmc Continuous decoding of grasping tasks for a prospective implantable cortical neuroprosthesis
    Jacopo Carpaneto
    Neural Engineering Area, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:84. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The mirror mechanism and its potential role in autism spectrum disorder
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:15-22. 2013
  4. doi request reprint What is so special about embodied simulation?
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:512-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Mirror neurons and the social nature of language: the neural exploitation hypothesis
    Vittorio Gallese
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Soc Neurosci 3:317-33. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Intentional attunement: mirror neurons and the neural underpinnings of interpersonal relations
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 55:131-76. 2007
  7. doi request reprint The bodily self as power for action
    Vittorio Gallese
    University of Parma, Department of Neuroscience, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 48:746-55. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Motor cognition and its role in the phylogeny and ontogeny of action understanding
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Dev Psychol 45:103-13. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Motor abstraction: a neuroscientific account of how action goals and intentions are mapped and understood
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Psychol Res 73:486-98. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Intentional attunement: a neurophysiological perspective on social cognition and its disruption in autism
    Vittorio Gallese
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Brain Res 1079:15-24. 2006

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  1. pmc Before and below 'theory of mind': embodied simulation and the neural correlates of social cognition
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:659-69. 2007
    ..Embodied simulation and the mirror neuron system underpinning it provide the means to share communicative intentions, meaning and reference, thus granting the parity requirements of social communication...
  2. pmc Continuous decoding of grasping tasks for a prospective implantable cortical neuroprosthesis
    Jacopo Carpaneto
    Neural Engineering Area, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 9:84. 2012
    ..A Support Vector Machines (SVMs) classifier has been trained for a continuous decoding of four/six grip types using signals recorded in two monkeys from motor neurons of the ventral premotor cortex (area F5) during a reach-to-grasp task...
  3. doi request reprint The mirror mechanism and its potential role in autism spectrum disorder
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:15-22. 2013
    ..In this review, we address the theoretical issues underlying the social impairments in ASD and discuss them in relation to the cognitive role of the mirror mechanism...
  4. doi request reprint What is so special about embodied simulation?
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:512-9. 2011
    ..ES theory provides a unitary account of basic social cognition, demonstrating that people reuse their own mental states or processes represented with a bodily format in functionally attributing them to others...
  5. doi request reprint Mirror neurons and the social nature of language: the neural exploitation hypothesis
    Vittorio Gallese
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Soc Neurosci 3:317-33. 2008
    ..By neural exploitation, social cognition and language can be linked to the experiential domain of action...
  6. ncbi request reprint Intentional attunement: mirror neurons and the neural underpinnings of interpersonal relations
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 55:131-76. 2007
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  7. doi request reprint The bodily self as power for action
    Vittorio Gallese
    University of Parma, Department of Neuroscience, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 48:746-55. 2010
    ..We will conclude by positing that the basic experiences we entertain of our selves as bodily selves are from the very beginning driven by our interactions with other bodies as they are underpinned by the mirror mechanism...
  8. doi request reprint Motor cognition and its role in the phylogeny and ontogeny of action understanding
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Dev Psychol 45:103-13. 2009
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  9. doi request reprint Motor abstraction: a neuroscientific account of how action goals and intentions are mapped and understood
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Psychol Res 73:486-98. 2009
    ..On the basis of this new account of the motor system, it is proposed that intersubjectivity is the best conceived of as intercorporeity...
  10. ncbi request reprint Intentional attunement: a neurophysiological perspective on social cognition and its disruption in autism
    Vittorio Gallese
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Brain Res 1079:15-24. 2006
    ..A defective intentional attunement caused by a lack of embodies simulation might cause some of the social impairments of autistic individuals...
  11. pmc The manifold nature of interpersonal relations: the quest for a common mechanism
    Vittorio Gallese
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 358:517-28. 2003
    ..This shared space is functionally characterized by automatic, unconscious embodied simulation routines...
  12. pmc A neuroscientific grasp of concepts: from control to representation
    Vittorio Gallese
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 358:1231-40. 2003
    ..Finally, I discuss how the 'comparative' neuroscientific approach to abstraction proposed here may shed some light on its nature and its evolutionary origin...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mirror neurons and intentional attunement: commentary on Olds
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 54:47-57. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey
    Vassilis Raos
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 95:709-29. 2006
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  15. pmc Responses of mirror neurons in area F5 to hand and tool grasping observation
    Magali J Rochat
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 204:605-16. 2010
    ..However, the response pattern depends upon the similarity between the observed motor act and the one executed by the hand, the natural motor template...
  16. doi request reprint Action verb understanding in first-episode schizophrenia: is there evidence for a simulation deficit?
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, Parma University, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 50:988-96. 2012
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  17. pmc Binding action and emotion in social understanding
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e54091. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that emotions exert a modulatory role on action observation in different cortical areas involved in action processing...
  18. doi request reprint A sensorimotor network for the bodily self
    Francesca Ferri
    University of Parma, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 24:1584-95. 2012
    ..We propose that such a sensorimotor representation of the bodily self might help us to differentiate our own body from that of others...
  19. doi request reprint Objects and their nouns in peripersonal space
    Francesca Ferri
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 49:3519-24. 2011
    ..e., shape and size) and temporary (i.e., orientation and distance with respect to the perceiver) action-relevant information, the latter seem to house only stable action-relevant information...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mirror neurons responding to the observation of ingestive and communicative mouth actions in the monkey ventral premotor cortex
    Pier Francesco Ferrari
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1703-14. 2003
    ..These findings extend the notion of mirror system from hand to mouth action and suggest that area F5, the area considered to be the homologue of human Broca's area, is also involved in communicative functions...
  21. ncbi request reprint A unifying view of the basis of social cognition
    Vittorio Gallese
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Italy
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:396-403. 2004
    ..A similar mechanism, but involving the activation of viscero-motor centers, underlies the experiential understanding of the emotions of others...
  22. doi request reprint How the motor system handles nouns: a behavioral study
    Barbara F M Marino
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, 39 Via Volturno, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Psychol Res 77:64-73. 2013
    ..The opposite pattern was found for the left hand. These findings demonstrate an early lateralized modulation of the motor system during noun processing, most likely crucial for noun comprehension...
  23. ncbi request reprint The roots of empathy: the shared manifold hypothesis and the neural basis of intersubjectivity
    Vittorio Gallese
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Psychopathology 36:171-80. 2003
    ..This perspective is in a position to offer a global approach to the understanding of the vulnerability to major psychoses such as schizophrenia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mirrors of the mind
    Giacomo Rizzolatti
    Neurosciences Department, University of Parma, Italy
    Sci Am 295:54-61. 2006
  25. ncbi request reprint Hearing sounds, understanding actions: action representation in mirror neurons
    Evelyne Kohler
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma, Italy, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Science 297:846-8. 2002
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  26. doi request reprint Emotional and social behaviors elicited by electrical stimulation of the insula in the macaque monkey
    Fausto Caruana
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Curr Biol 21:195-9. 2011
    ..Both behaviors were characterized by specific motor and vegetative responses and by a dramatic change in the monkey's responsiveness to external stimuli...
  27. pmc Time course and specificity of sensory-motor alpha modulation during the observation of hand motor acts and gestures: a high density EEG study
    Alena Streltsova
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 205:363-73. 2010
    ..These findings indicate that the observation of hand motor acts and gestures evoke the activation of a motor resonance mechanism that differs on the basis of the goal-relatedness and the social relevance of the observed hand behavior...
  28. pmc Processing of hand-related verbs specifically affects the planning and execution of arm reaching movements
    Giovanni Mirabella
    Department of Neuroscience, Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed, Pozzilli Is, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e35403. 2012
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  29. pmc When early experiences build a wall to others' emotions: an electrophysiological and autonomic study
    Martina Ardizzi
    Dept of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e61004. 2013
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  30. doi request reprint The evolution of social cognition: goal familiarity shapes monkeys' action understanding
    Magali J Rochat
    Section of Physiology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    Curr Biol 18:227-32. 2008
    ..Our results show that the direct detection of the functional fitness of action, in relation to goals that have become familiar through previous experience, is the phylogenetic precursor of intentional understanding...
  31. doi request reprint Language sensorimotor specificity modulates the motor system
    Barbara F M Marino
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Cortex 48:849-56. 2012
    ..Overall our findings are in keeping with embodied approaches to language understanding and suggest that the language sensorimotor specificity of sentence constituents affects the extent to which the simulation is situated...
  32. doi request reprint Having access to others' mind through gaze: the role of ontogenetic and learning processes in gaze-following behavior of macaques
    Pier F Ferrari
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Soc Neurosci 3:239-49. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Functional properties of grasping-related neurons in the dorsal premotor area F2 of the macaque monkey
    Vassilis Raos
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 92:1990-2002. 2004
    ..These results indicate an important role of F2 in the control of goal-related hand movements...
  34. doi request reprint Bodily self and schizophrenia: the loss of implicit self-body knowledge
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Conscious Cogn 21:1365-74. 2012
    ..Neither self/other nor implicit/explicit effects were found in both groups when processing inanimate-objects. We propose that FES patients suffer of a disturbed implicit sense of bodily self...
  35. pmc Functional organization of the insula and inner perisylvian regions
    Ahmad Jezzini
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10077-82. 2012
    ..The relationship between ingestive and other behaviors is discussed in an evolutionary perspective...
  36. ncbi request reprint Embodied simulation: from mirror neuron systems to interpersonal relations
    Vittorio Gallese
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Novartis Found Symp 278:3-12; discussion 12-9, 89-96, 216-21. 2007
    ..By means of a shared neural state realized in two different bodies that nevertheless obey to the same functional rules, the 'objectual other' becomes 'another self'...
  37. ncbi request reprint Task related modulation of the motor system during language processing
    Marc Sato
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, Parma, Italy
    Brain Lang 105:83-90. 2008
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  38. doi request reprint Visuotactile empathy within the primary somatosensory cortex revealed by short-latency afferent inhibition
    Rachel Wood
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 473:28-31. 2010
    ..These results demonstrate a sensorimotor response to observed non-noxious stimulation and suggest an empathic matching system for the tactile experiences of others...
  39. doi request reprint Upcoming tactile events and body ownership in schizophrenia
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies ITAB, Foundation University G d Annunzio, Chieti, Italy Electronic address
    Schizophr Res 152:51-7. 2014
    ..The present study sheds new light on the experience of body ownership in schizophrenic patients, corroborating the notion that alterations of bodily self-awareness play an important role in schizophrenia. ..
  40. pmc ERP modulation during observation of abstract paintings by Franz Kline
    Beatrice Sbriscia-Fioretti
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e75241. 2013
    ..These results support the role of embodied simulation of artist's gestures in the perception of works of art. ..
  41. pmc Motor simulation and the bodily self
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e17927. 2011
    ..Thus, implicit and explicit recognition of the bodily self dissociate and only an implicit recognition of the bodily self, mapped in motor terms, allows the self-advantage to emerge...
  42. ncbi request reprint Somatotopic organization of the lateral part of area F2 (dorsal premotor cortex) of the macaque monkey
    Vassilis Raos
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 89:1503-18. 2003
    ..The involvement of the distal forelimb representation of area F2 in programming and controlling reaching to grasp movements is suggested...
  43. pmc Motor representation of actions in children with autism
    Giuseppe Cossu
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e44779. 2012
    ..Such a widespread inefficiency of the motor system is likely to interfere on the ontogeny of both motor planning and understanding of the goals of actions, thus delivering its ultimate effects on the emergence of social cognition...
  44. ncbi request reprint Motor and cognitive functions of the ventral premotor cortex
    Giacomo Rizzolatti
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 12:149-54. 2002
    ..Preliminary evidence suggests that the ventral part of the lateral premotor cortex in humans may correspond to monkey area F4. A tentative map of the human lateral premotor areas founded on the reviewed evidence is presented...
  45. pmc The autonomic signature of guilt in children: a thermal infrared imaging study
    Stephanos Ioannou
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Human Physiology, Parma University, Parma, Italy Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies ITAB, G d Annunzio Foundation, Chieti, Italy Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti Pescara, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e79440. 2013
    ..fIRI is a non invasive and non contact method providing a powerful tool for inferring early moral emotional signs based on physiological observations of peripheral vasoconstriction, while preserving an ecological and natural context. ..
  46. pmc Closing the gap between the inside and the outside: interoceptive sensitivity and social distances
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e75758. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that interoceptive sensitivity might contribute to interindividual differences concerning social attitudes and interpersonal space representation via recruitment of different adaptive autonomic response strategies. ..
  47. pmc The body beyond the body: expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, Parma 43100, Italy
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20131140. 2013
    ..This illusion indicates that our brain does not build a sense of self in a merely reactive way, via perceptual correlations; rather it generates predictions on what may or may not belong to itself...
  48. doi request reprint Overcoming the emotion experience/expression dichotomy
    Fausto Caruana
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Universita di Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Sci 35:145-6. 2012
    ..This proposal partly challenges the purely constructivist approach endorsed by the authors of the target article...
  49. doi request reprint How the motor-cortex distinguishes among letters, unknown symbols and scribbles. A high density EEG study
    Katrin Heimann
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma 43120, Italy Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 51:2833-40. 2013
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  50. doi request reprint Jaspers, the body, and schizophrenia: the bodily self
    Vittorio Gallese
    Unit of Physiology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Psychopathology 46:330-6. 2013
    ..The power for action might provide the possibility to give form to the bodily presence characterizing in the first place our being selves...
  51. pmc Somato-motor haptic processing in posterior inner perisylvian region (SII/pIC) of the macaque monkey
    Hiroaki Ishida
    Italian Institute of Technology IIT, Brain Center for Motor and Social Cognition BCSMC, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 8:e69931. 2013
    ..Such motor-related activity could also provide the somato-motor binding principle enabling the translation of diachronic somatosensory inputs into a coherent image of the explored object. ..
  52. pmc Abstract art and cortical motor activation: an EEG study
    M Alessandra Umilta'
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma Parma, Italy Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University New York, NY, USA
    Front Hum Neurosci 6:311. 2012
    ..The present results clearly show the involvement of the cortical motor system in the viewing of static abstract art works...
  53. pmc Grasping the intentions of others with one's own mirror neuron system
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 3:e79. 2005
    ..To ascribe an intention is to infer a forthcoming new goal, and this is an operation that the motor system does automatically...
  54. ncbi request reprint Motion, emotion and empathy in esthetic experience
    David Freedberg
    Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University, 826 Schermerhorn Hall, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York 10027, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:197-203. 2007
    ..Historical, cultural and other contextual factors do not preclude the importance of considering the neural processes that arise in the empathetic understanding of visual artworks...
  55. ncbi request reprint The emergence of a shared action ontology: building blocks for a theory
    Thomas Metzinger
    Department of Philosophy, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, D 55099 Mainz, Germany
    Conscious Cogn 12:549-71. 2003
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  56. ncbi request reprint Listening to action-related sentences activates fronto-parietal motor circuits
    Marco Tettamanti
    Neuroscience Department, Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Segrate Milan, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:273-81. 2005
    ..These data provide the first direct evidence that listening to sentences that describe actions engages the visuomotor circuits which subserve action execution and observation...
  57. ncbi request reprint Numbers within our hands: modulation of corticospinal excitability of hand muscles during numerical judgment
    Marc Sato
    Universita degli Studi di Parma, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:684-93. 2007
    ..This increase was specific for smaller numbers (1 to 4) as compared to larger numbers (6 to 9). These findings indicate a close relationship between hand/finger and numerical representations...
  58. ncbi request reprint Both of us disgusted in My insula: the common neural basis of seeing and feeling disgust
    Bruno Wicker
    Institut de Neurosciences Physiologiques et Cognitives, CNRS, Chemin Joseph Aiguier, 13402 cedex 20, Marseille, France
    Neuron 40:655-64. 2003
    ..This finding provides a unifying mechanism for understanding the behaviors of others...
  59. doi request reprint The sense of touch: embodied simulation in a visuotactile mirroring mechanism for observed animate or inanimate touch
    Sjoerd J H Ebisch
    Department of Clinical Sciences and Bioimaging, G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1611-23. 2008
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