Maurizio Gentilucci

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Affiliation: University of Parma
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Language and motor control
    M Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 133:468-90. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Imitation during phoneme production
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 45:608-15. 2007
  3. doi request reprint When the hands speak
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Physiol Paris 102:21-30. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Automatic audiovisual integration in speech perception
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 167:66-75. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Spoken language and arm gestures are controlled by the same motor control system
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:944-57. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Action observation and speech production: study on children and adults
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma 43100, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 42:1554-67. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Grasping an object naturally or with a tool: are these tasks guided by a common motor representation?
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 157:496-506. 2004
  8. doi request reprint The observation of manual grasp actions affects the control of speech: a combined behavioral and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 47:3190-202. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Execution and observation of bringing a fruit to the mouth affect syllable pronunciation
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 19:190-202. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Object motor representation and language
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 153:260-5. 2003

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Language and motor control
    M Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Universita di Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 133:468-90. 2000
    ..They are discussed according to the notion that a strict relation between language and motor control exists, and that the frontal cortex can be involved in interactions between automatic word reading and visuo-motor transformation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Imitation during phoneme production
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 45:608-15. 2007
    ..This is in accordance with the idea that resonant circuits are activated by the activity of the mirror system, which relates observation to execution of arm and mouth gestures...
  3. doi request reprint When the hands speak
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Physiol Paris 102:21-30. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Automatic audiovisual integration in speech perception
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 167:66-75. 2005
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Spoken language and arm gestures are controlled by the same motor control system
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:944-57. 2008
    ..In general, the presented data support the hypothesis that the hand motor-control system is involved in higher order cognition...
  6. ncbi request reprint Action observation and speech production: study on children and adults
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma 43100, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 42:1554-67. 2004
    ..This mechanism might have been used by humans to transfer a primitive arm gesture communication system from the arm to the mouth and may be further used by children for speech learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint Grasping an object naturally or with a tool: are these tasks guided by a common motor representation?
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 157:496-506. 2004
    ..In addition, they suggest a partial independence between the reach and the grasp components...
  8. doi request reprint The observation of manual grasp actions affects the control of speech: a combined behavioral and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 47:3190-202. 2009
    ..The commands to the mouth selectively affected postures of phonation organs and consequently basic features of phonological units...
  9. ncbi request reprint Execution and observation of bringing a fruit to the mouth affect syllable pronunciation
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 19:190-202. 2004
    ..They support the idea that the system involved in speech production shares and may derive from the neural substrate which is involved in the control of arm-mouth interactions and, in general, of arm actions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Object motor representation and language
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 153:260-5. 2003
    ..The data support the hypothesis that the object motor representation is mainly coded in terms of possible interactions with the object...
  11. ncbi request reprint Object familiarity affects finger shaping during grasping of fruit stalks
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 149:395-400. 2003
    ..e. the way by which a familiar object is commonly grasped, strongly influences all the other possible interactions with it...
  12. ncbi request reprint Finger control in the tripod grasp
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 149:351-60. 2003
    ..Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, pp 111-138]. This suggests a degree of coupling between the control of the virtual fingers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Grasp observation influences speech production
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, I 43100, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 17:179-84. 2003
    ..Results provide behavioural evidence in favour of the hypothesis that the system involved in observation (and preparation) of grasp movements partially shares the cortical areas involved in speech production...
  14. ncbi request reprint Object motor representation and reaching-grasping control
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Via Volturno 39, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 40:1139-53. 2002
    ..Data are discussed in support of the hypothesis that a single object motor representation, which codes all the object affordances, is involved in grasp kinematic implementation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Grasp with hand and mouth: a kinematic study on healthy subjects
    M Gentilucci
    Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Neurophysiol 86:1685-99. 2001
    ..This is in accordance with the hypothesis that Broca's area derives phylogenetically from the monkey premotor area where hand movements are controlled...
  16. doi request reprint Is the coupled control of hand and mouth postures precursor of reciprocal relations between gestures and words?
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 233:130-40. 2012
    ..The results support the hypothesis that a system coupling hand gestures to vowel production exists. Moreover, they suggest the existence of a more general system relating gestures to words...
  17. ncbi request reprint On the relations between affordance and representation of the agent's effector
    Filippo Barbieri
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 180:421-33. 2007
    ..Finally, our data confirm the influence of semantics on the control of arm movements, though less strong than that due to visual input...
  18. doi request reprint How symbolic gestures and words interact with each other
    Filippo Barbieri
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Parma 43100, Italy
    Brain Lang 110:1-11. 2009
    ..Data are discussed according to the hypothesis that integration between gesture and word occurs by transferring the social intention to interact directly with the interlocutor from the gesture to the word...
  19. doi request reprint Action word understanding and overt motor behavior
    Riccardo Dalla Volta
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100, Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 196:403-12. 2009
    ..The data are discussed in support of the hypothesis that this complete activation is necessary requisite to understand the exact meaning of action words because goal and consequence of the actions are represented...
  20. doi request reprint To me or to you? When the self is advantaged
    Francesca Ferri
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43125, Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 203:637-46. 2010
    ..e. feeding) with those of reaching to grasp and placing the same piece of food into a mouth-like aperture in a human body shape (i.e. placing). Indeed, the entire sequence was slowed down during feeding when compared to placing...
  21. doi request reprint Is the observation of the human kinematics sufficient to activate automatic imitation of transitive actions?
    Giovanna Cristina Campione
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 225:201-8. 2011
    ..e. the peak velocities and accelerations. This representation is common to different biological effectors probably because it shares the aim of those actions...
  22. doi request reprint Automatic grasp imitation following action observation affects estimation of intrinsic object properties
    Claudia Gianelli
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Brain Res 1218:166-80. 2008
    ..The results suggest that imitation evoked by a mirror system is involved in planning how to interact with an object and in the estimation of the properties extracted for sensory-motor integration...
  23. doi request reprint The bottle and the glass say to me: "pour!"
    Elisa De Stefani
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 218:539-49. 2012
    ....
  24. pmc Gaze direction and request gesture in social interactions
    Alessandro Innocenti
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e36390. 2012
    ..This paradigm if applied to individuals affected by autism disorder can give new insight on the nature of their impairment in social interaction and communication...
  25. doi request reprint Manual actions affect vocalizations of infants
    Paolo Bernardis
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 184:599-603. 2008
    ..These data suggest that intrinsic properties of an object evoking commands of manual interaction are used to identify that object, and to communicate...
  26. ncbi request reprint Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of Broca's area affects verbal responses to gesture observation
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Italy
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:1059-74. 2006
    ..C. (2002). From hand to mouth: The origins of language. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press] proposing spoken language as evolved from an ancient communication system using arm gestures...
  27. pmc Social requests and social affordances: how they affect the kinematics of motor sequences during interactions between conspecifics
    Francesca Ferri
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e15855. 2011
    ..The gaze of the receiver is a prerequisite to make a social request effective...
  28. doi request reprint Covert imitation of transitive actions activates effector-independent motor representations affecting "motor" knowledge of target-object properties
    Giovanna Cristina Campione
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 207:343-52. 2010
    ..This finding supports the existence of motor commands to the hand as well as to the mouth, activated when the same potential goal guides the movements of both these effectors...
  29. ncbi request reprint Early movement impairments in a patient recovering from optic ataxia
    Alice C Roy
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Fisiologia e Sezione di Neurologia, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 42:847-54. 2004
    ..These results constitute evidence that the posterior region of the dorsal parietal cortex, besides playing a role in the on-line control of movement execution may also be involved in the programming of early kinematics parameters...
  30. pmc Do postures of distal effectors affect the control of actions of other distal effectors? Evidence for a system of interactions between hand and mouth
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    PLoS ONE 6:e19793. 2011
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Speech and gesture share the same communication system
    Paolo Bernardis
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Neuropsychologia 44:178-90. 2006
    ..This signal represents the intention to engage a closer interaction with a hypothetical interlocutor and it may have a meaning different from when word and gesture are encoded singly...
  32. ncbi request reprint From manual gesture to speech: a gradual transition
    Maurizio Gentilucci
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma I 43100, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 30:949-60. 2006
    ..The final stage at which speech became relatively autonomous may have occurred late in hominid evolution, perhaps with a mutation of the FOXP2 gene around 100,000 years ago...
  33. doi request reprint Deictic word and gesture production: Their interaction
    Sergio Chieffi
    Department of Neuroscience, Section of Physiology, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Behav Brain Res 203:200-6. 2009
    ..As concerns voice spectra, formant 2 (F2) decreased in the incongruent conditions. The results suggest the existence of a bidirectional interaction between speech and gesture production systems...
  34. ncbi request reprint Visually guided pointing, the Müller-Lyer illusion, and the functional interpretation of the dorsal-ventral split: conclusions from 33 independent studies
    Nicola Bruno
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Trieste, Via S Anastasio 12, 34134 Trieste, Italy
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:423-37. 2008
    ..However, they also suggest a potential involvement of learning and attentional processes during motor preparation. Whether these are specific to visuomotor mechanisms or shared with vision-for-perception remains to be established...