J M Kilner

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Predictive coding: an account of the mirror neuron system
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, WC1N 3BG, London, UK
    Cogn Process 8:159-66. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Interference effect of observed human movement on action is due to velocity profile of biological motion
    James Kilner
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 2:158-66. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint How does the mirror neuron system change during development?
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Dev Sci 10:524-6. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Modulations in the degree of synchronization during ongoing oscillatory activity in the human brain
    James Kilner
    Institute for Cognitive Science, Bron Cedex, France
    Eur J Neurosci 21:2547-54. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic correlates of EEG: a heuristic
    J M Kilner
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Neuroimage 28:280-6. 2005
  6. pmc Evidence of mirror neurons in human inferior frontal gyrus
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, UCL, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 29:10153-9. 2009
  7. pmc Relationship between activity in human primary motor cortex during action observation and the mirror neuron system
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e4925. 2009
  8. pmc Modulation of the mirror system by social relevance
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:143-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The mirror-neuron system: a Bayesian perspective
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, UK
    Neuroreport 18:619-23. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Action observation: inferring intentions without mirror neurons
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, UCL, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R32-3. 2008

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Publications38

  1. pmc Predictive coding: an account of the mirror neuron system
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, WC1N 3BG, London, UK
    Cogn Process 8:159-66. 2007
    ..This account identifies a precise role for the mirror system in our ability to infer intentions from actions and provides the outline of the underlying computational mechanisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Interference effect of observed human movement on action is due to velocity profile of biological motion
    James Kilner
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 2:158-66. 2007
    ..We propose that the interference effect could be due either to the information the brain has about different types of movement stimuli or to the impact of prior experience with different types of form and motion...
  3. ncbi request reprint How does the mirror neuron system change during development?
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Dev Sci 10:524-6. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Modulations in the degree of synchronization during ongoing oscillatory activity in the human brain
    James Kilner
    Institute for Cognitive Science, Bron Cedex, France
    Eur J Neurosci 21:2547-54. 2005
    ..We suggest that these regionally specific modulations in oscillatory activity reflect the establishment of neural networks that are 'primed' for the future processing of the forthcoming predictable visual stimulus...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic correlates of EEG: a heuristic
    J M Kilner
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
    Neuroimage 28:280-6. 2005
    ..These predictions are consistent with empirical observations of how changes in the EEG spectrum are expressed hemodynamically. Furthermore, the heuristic provides a simple measure of neuronal activation based on spectral analyses of EEG...
  6. pmc Evidence of mirror neurons in human inferior frontal gyrus
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, UCL, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 29:10153-9. 2009
    ..This pattern of responses is consistent with that predicted by mirror neurons and is evidence of mirror neurons in the human IFG...
  7. pmc Relationship between activity in human primary motor cortex during action observation and the mirror neuron system
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e4925. 2009
    ..These results are discussed in terms of the firing patterns of mirror neurons in F5 which have been reported to have similar properties...
  8. pmc Modulation of the mirror system by social relevance
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:143-8. 2006
    ..We suggest that this modulation reflects a mechanism that filters information into the 'mirror system', allowing only socially relevant information to pass...
  9. ncbi request reprint The mirror-neuron system: a Bayesian perspective
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, London, UK
    Neuroreport 18:619-23. 2007
    ..This account identifies a precise role for the mirror-neuron system in our ability to infer intentions from observed movement and outlines possible computational mechanisms...
  10. doi request reprint Action observation: inferring intentions without mirror neurons
    James M Kilner
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, UCL, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R32-3. 2008
    ..A recent study has shown, using fMRI, that the mirror neuron system does not mediate action understanding when the observed action is novel or when it is hard to understand...
  11. ncbi request reprint Applications of random field theory to electrophysiology
    James M Kilner
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neurosci Lett 374:174-8. 2005
    ..Here, by analysing the time-frequency decompositions of single channel EEG data we show that RFT adjustments can be used in the analysis of electrophysiological data and illustrate the advantages of this method over existing approaches...
  12. pmc More than one pathway to action understanding
    James M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:352-7. 2011
    ..Here I propose that action understanding requires more than merely the AON, and might be achieved through interactions between a ventral pathway and the dorsal AON...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coupling of oscillatory activity between muscles is strikingly reduced in a deafferented subject compared with normal controls
    J M Kilner
    Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG UK
    J Neurophysiol 92:790-6. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the presence of sensory afferent signals are necessary for the modulation of 15- to 30-Hz oscillations in the motor system...
  14. ncbi request reprint Human cortical muscle coherence is directly related to specific motor parameters
    J M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 20:8838-45. 2000
    ..These results argue in favor of coherence between cortex and muscle being related to specific parameters of hand motor function...
  15. ncbi request reprint The role of synchrony and oscillations in the motor output
    S N Baker
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
    Exp Brain Res 128:109-17. 1999
    ..A speculative hypothesis is presented on the role of synchronous oscillations in the motor system, which is consistent with experimental observations to date...
  16. ncbi request reprint Task-dependent modulations of cortical oscillatory activity in human subjects during a bimanual precision grip task
    J M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
    Neuroimage 18:67-73. 2003
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  17. pmc Modulation of synchrony between single motor units during precision grip tasks in humans
    J M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, UK
    J Physiol 541:937-48. 2002
    ..There was no change in the 6-12 Hz coherence...
  18. pmc A novel algorithm to remove electrical cross-talk between surface EMG recordings and its application to the measurement of short-term synchronisation in humans
    J M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    J Physiol 538:919-30. 2002
    ..Our results show a striking difference in the task-dependent modulation of oscillatory and non-oscillatory synchrony between muscles during a dynamic precision grip task...
  19. ncbi request reprint Forward and backward connections in the brain: a DCM study of functional asymmetries
    C C Chen
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 45:453-62. 2009
    ..This asymmetry is also consistent with functional architectures implied by theories of perceptual inference in the brain, based on hierarchical generative models...
  20. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of induced visual gamma activity by increased task complexity
    Andres Posada
    Institute for Cognitive Science, 67 Bd Pinel, 69675 Bron Cedex, France
    Eur J Neurosci 18:2351-6. 2003
    ..We discuss these findings in terms of the role of gamma oscillations in the construction of a sensory representation useful for a correct motor response...
  21. pmc Changing meaning causes coupling changes within higher levels of the cortical hierarchy
    T M Schofield
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:11765-70. 2009
    ..e., a word). Furthermore, our lateralization results suggest left hemisphere specificity for the processing of phonological stimuli, regardless of their elemental (i.e., spectrotemporal) characteristics...
  22. ncbi request reprint A free energy principle for the brain
    Karl Friston
    The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3B, United Kingdom
    J Physiol Paris 100:70-87. 2006
    ..We will look at the models entailed by the brain and how minimisation of its free energy can explain its dynamics and structure...
  23. pdf Action and behavior: a free-energy formulation
    Karl J Friston
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
    Biol Cybern 102:227-60. 2010
    ..In short, the free-energy formulation may provide an alternative perspective on the motor control that places it in an intimate relationship with perception...
  24. pmc Action understanding and active inference
    Karl Friston
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, UK
    Biol Cybern 104:137-60. 2011
    ..Our results affirm that a Bayes-optimal approach provides a principled framework, which accommodates current thinking about the mirror-neuron system. Furthermore, it endorses the general formulation of action as active inference...
  25. pmc Inferring subjective states through the observation of actions
    D Patel
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, ION, UCL, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:4853-60. 2012
    ..We conclude that kinematic understanding allows access to the higher-order cognitive processes of others, and that this access plays a central role in social interactions...
  26. pmc Neural correlates of perceptual filling-in of an artificial scotoma in humans
    R S Weil
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:5211-6. 2007
    ..These data represent evidence for a persistent target-specific representation even for stimuli rendered invisible because of perceptual filling-in...
  27. doi request reprint Do monkey F5 mirror neurons show changes in firing rate during repeated observation of natural actions?
    J M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Univeristy College of London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom and
    J Neurophysiol 111:1214-26. 2014
    ..We conclude that macaque mirror neurons can show intra-modal adaptation, but whether this is related to fMRI adaptation of the BOLD signal requires further investigation...
  28. doi request reprint What we know currently about mirror neurons
    J M Kilner
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK, WC1N 3BG Electronic address
    Curr Biol 23:R1057-62. 2013
    ..Here we try to cut through some of this hyperbole and review what is currently known (and not known) about mirror neurons. ..
  29. pmc A possible role for primary motor cortex during action observation
    J M Kilner
    The Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8683-4. 2007
  30. pmc Evoked brain responses are generated by feedback loops
    Marta I Garrido
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20961-6. 2007
    ..This is the theoretical cornerstone of most modern theories of perceptual inference and learning...
  31. ncbi request reprint Event-related brain dynamics
    Will D Penny
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Trends Neurosci 25:387-9. 2002
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  32. ncbi request reprint Functional connectivity during real vs imagined visuomotor tasks: an EEG study
    James M Kilner
    Functional Imaging Laboratory, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, London, UK
    Neuroreport 15:637-42. 2004
    ..These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that the neural networks during real and imagined movements are not identical...
  33. ncbi request reprint Motor activation prior to observation of a predicted movement
    James M Kilner
    Institut des Sciences Cognitives, CNRS, 67 Boulevard Pinel, 69675 Bron, France
    Nat Neurosci 7:1299-301. 2004
    ..This suggests that the mere knowledge of an upcoming movement is sufficient to excite one's own motor system, enabling people to anticipate, rather than react to, others' actions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Integrated neural representations of odor intensity and affective valence in human amygdala
    Joel S Winston
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 25:8903-7. 2005
    ..This implies that the amygdala codes neither intensity nor valence per se, but a combination that we suggest reflects the overall emotional value of a stimulus...
  35. pmc Dynamic causal modelling of evoked potentials: a reproducibility study
    Marta I Garrido
    The Wellcome Dept of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 36:571-80. 2007
    ..At the group level the FB-model supervened. We discuss these findings in terms of the validity and usefulness of DCM in characterising EEG/MEG data and its ability to model ERPs in a mechanistic fashion...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of evoked and induced responses in MEG/EEG
    Olivier David
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 31:1580-91. 2006
    ..We introduce adjusted power to complement induced power. Adjusted power is unaffected by trial-to-trial variations in input and can be attributed to structural perturbations without ambiguity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Brain systems for assessing facial attractiveness
    Joel S Winston
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuropsychologia 45:195-206. 2007
    ..The non-linear response profile of the amygdala is consistent with a role in sensing the value of social stimuli, a function that may also involve specific sectors of the OFC...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dynamic causal modeling of evoked responses in EEG and MEG
    Olivier David
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology, UCL, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 30:1255-72. 2006
    ..These examples show that category- or context-specific coupling among cortical regions can be assessed explicitly, within a mechanistic, biologically motivated inference framework...