M Iacoboni

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Does the previous trial affect lateralized lexical decision?
    M Iacoboni
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, University of California 90095, USA
    Neuropsychologia 35:81-8. 1997
  2. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the role of the superior parietal cortex
    Marco Iacoboni
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric and Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuropsychologia 42:419-25. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the effect of redundant targets
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1981-6. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Imitation, empathy, and mirror neurons
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Social Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 60:653-70. 2009
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural mechanisms of imitation
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:632-7. 2005
  7. doi request reprint The role of premotor cortex in speech perception: evidence from fMRI and rTMS
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Physiol Paris 102:31-4. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Watching social interactions produces dorsomedial prefrontal and medial parietal BOLD fMRI signal increases compared to a resting baseline
    Marco Iacoboni
    UCLA Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 21:1167-73. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Mirror neuron system: basic findings and clinical applications
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Neurol 62:213-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Cortical mechanisms of human imitation
    M Iacoboni
    Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Science 286:2526-8. 1999

Research Grants

  1. Multimodal maps of human imitative behavior
    Marco Iacoboni; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. ncbi request reprint Does the previous trial affect lateralized lexical decision?
    M Iacoboni
    Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, University of California 90095, USA
    Neuropsychologia 35:81-8. 1997
    ..Our data also suggest that behavioral laterality experiments are well advised to use random sequences that change across subjects in order to minimize previous trial effects...
  2. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the role of the superior parietal cortex
    Marco Iacoboni
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric and Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuropsychologia 42:419-25. 2004
    ..These data suggest a critical role of the superior parietal cortex in interhemispheric visuo-motor integration...
  3. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the effect of redundant targets
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1981-6. 2003
    ..These results support the hypothesis that the functional locus of response facilitation during parallel visuo-motor processing is premotor...
  4. doi request reprint Imitation, empathy, and mirror neurons
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Social Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 60:653-70. 2009
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neural mechanisms of imitation
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:632-7. 2005
    ..By contrast, imitation as a form of social mirroring is supported by interaction of the core circuitry of imitation with the limbic system...
  7. doi request reprint The role of premotor cortex in speech perception: evidence from fMRI and rTMS
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Physiol Paris 102:31-4. 2008
    ..It is proposed that the perception of speech is enabled--at least in part--by a process that simulates speech production...
  8. ncbi request reprint Watching social interactions produces dorsomedial prefrontal and medial parietal BOLD fMRI signal increases compared to a resting baseline
    Marco Iacoboni
    UCLA Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 21:1167-73. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Mirror neuron system: basic findings and clinical applications
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Neurol 62:213-8. 2007
    ..Strategies inspired by mirror neuron research recently have been used in the treatment of autism and in motor rehabilitation after stroke...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cortical mechanisms of human imitation
    M Iacoboni
    Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Science 286:2526-8. 1999
    ..Two areas with these properties were found in the left inferior frontal cortex (opercular region) and the rostral-most region of the right superior parietal lobule...
  11. ncbi request reprint Beyond a single area: motor control and language within a neural architecture encompassing Broca's area
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA 90095, USA
    Cortex 42:503-6. 2006
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Parallel visuomotor processing in the split brain: cortico-subcortical interactions
    M Iacoboni
    Brain Mapping Division, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Brain 123:759-69. 2000
    ..We conclude that cortical activity in the extrastriate cortex may be a modulating factor in the magnitude of the redundancy gain during parallel visuomotor transforms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Crossed-uncrossed difference in simple reaction times to lateralized flashes: between- and within-subjects variability
    M Iacoboni
    UCLA Brain Mapping Division, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7085, USA
    Neuropsychologia 38:535-41. 2000
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Bimodal (auditory and visual) left frontoparietal circuitry for sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning
    M Iacoboni
    Department of Neurology, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, USA
    Brain 121:2135-43. 1998
    ..Further, they reveal a functional rostrocaudal fractionation of human dorsal premotor cortex that resembles the rostrocaudal anatomical and physiological fractionation observed in non-human primates...
  15. ncbi request reprint The crossed-uncrossed difference in simple reaction times to lateralized auditory stimuli is not a measure of interhemispheric transmission time: evidence from the split brain
    M Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Room 265, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, 660 Charles E Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Exp Brain Res 128:421-4. 1999
    ..This suggests that the reaction times difference in detecting lateralized auditory stimuli is not a valid estimate of interhemispheric transmission time...
  16. ncbi request reprint Failure to deactivate in autism: the co-constitution of self and other
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:431-3. 2006
    ..This new finding indicates that a core deficit in autism might be related to the construal of a sense of self in its relationship with others and will certainly generate exciting new research on the neurobiology of autism...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lateralization in motor facilitation during action observation: a TMS study
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA School of Medicine, 600 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90005 7085, USA
    Exp Brain Res 144:127-31. 2002
    ..The pattern of this effect is congruent with the pattern of motor representation in each hemisphere...
  18. pmc Reafferent copies of imitated actions in the right superior temporal cortex
    M Iacoboni
    Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, 660 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:13995-9. 2001
    ..This newly identified region has all the requisites for being the region at which the observed actions, and the reafferent motor-related copies of actions made by the imitator, interact...
  19. pmc Neural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition
    Lucina Q Uddin
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e3526. 2008
    ..Still, the neural mechanisms subserving self-representations in ASD are relatively unexplored...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children
    Jennifer H Pfeifer
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuroimage 39:2076-85. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that simulation mechanisms and the MNS may indeed be relevant to social functioning in everyday life during typical human development...
  21. doi request reprint Spatial attention and interhemispheric visuomotor integration in the absence of the corpus callosum
    Eric Mooshagian
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Neuropsychologia 47:933-7. 2009
    ..Anterior commissure and interhemispheric cortico-subcortical pathways are likely implicated in these effects...
  22. ncbi request reprint The essential role of Broca's area in imitation
    Marc Heiser
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 17:1123-8. 2003
    ..This suggests that Broca's area is a premotor region essential to finger movement imitation...
  23. ncbi request reprint The self and social cognition: the role of cortical midline structures and mirror neurons
    Lucina Q Uddin
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 951563, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 11:153-7. 2007
    ..The neural systems of midline structures and mirror neurons show that self and other are two sides of the same coin, whether their physical interactions or their most internal mental processes are examined...
  24. pmc The neural correlates of religious and nonreligious belief
    Sam Harris
    UCLA Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e0007272. 2009
    ..Our lab previously has used functional neuroimaging to study belief as a general mode of cognition [1], and others have looked specifically at religious belief [2]. However, no research has compared these two states of mind directly...
  25. ncbi request reprint Experience-dependent modulation of motor corticospinal excitability during action observation
    F Maeda
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Exp Brain Res 140:241-4. 2001
    ..This finding suggests that the modulation of motor corticospinal excitability during action observation and hence the "action observation/execution matching system" is largely dependent upon visual experience...
  26. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in the hemispheric specialization of dual route variables
    N Y Weekes
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Brain Lang 67:110-33. 1999
    ..Further, we suggest that the presence of phonological processing in the right hemisphere depends on available resources and the strategies used, which are subject to individual differences...
  27. pmc A probabilistic atlas and reference system for the human brain: International Consortium for Brain Mapping (ICBM)
    J Mazziotta
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA School of Medicine, 660 Charles E Young Drive, South Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 356:1293-322. 2001
    ..This approach and its application should provide new insights and opportunities for investigators interested in basic neuroscience, clinical diagnostics and the evaluation of neuropsychiatric disorders in patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint The essential role of premotor cortex in speech perception
    Ingo G Meister
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Curr Biol 17:1692-6. 2007
    ..These results show that the disruption of human premotor cortex impairs speech perception, thus demonstrating an essential role of premotor cortices in perceptual processes...
  29. pmc The self across the senses: an fMRI study of self-face and self-voice recognition
    Jonas T Kaplan
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 3:218-23. 2008
    ..These data suggest that the right IFG is concerned with processing self-related stimuli across multiple sensory modalities and that it may contribute to an abstract self-representation...
  30. pmc Do you see what I mean? Corticospinal excitability during observation of culture-specific gestures
    Istvan Molnar-Szakacs
    Center for the Biology of Creativity, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA FPR UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    PLoS ONE 2:e626. 2007
    ..The latter result cannot be interpreted simply as an effect of ethnic ingroup familiarity. Thus, a likely explanation of these findings is that motor resonance is modulated by interacting biological and cultural factors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Correlation between motor and phosphene thresholds: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    Choi Deblieck
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 29:662-70. 2008
    ..They also provide a rationale for the use of easily obtained aMT to calibrate TMS intensities in brain mapping studies that employ TMS in cortical regions besides motor cortex...
  32. ncbi request reprint Beyond superior temporal cortex: intersubject correlations in narrative speech comprehension
    Stephen M Wilson
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 18:230-42. 2008
    ..This extended network of regions may be important for higher-level linguistic processes, and interfaces with extralinguistic cognitive, affective, and interpersonal systems...
  33. doi request reprint Are cortical motor maps based on body parts or coordinated actions? Implications for embodied semantics
    Leonardo Fernandino
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Dept of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
    Brain Lang 112:44-53. 2010
    ..We review neurophysiological and neuroimaging data supporting this hypothesis and discuss ways in which this framework can be used to further test the links between neural mirroring and linguistic processing...
  34. pmc The role of task history in simple reaction time to lateralized light flashes
    Eric Mooshagian
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Neuropsychologia 46:659-64. 2008
    ..Thus, the seemingly inconsistent results of previous studies can be reconciled by taking into account differences in task history across studies...
  35. doi request reprint Neurobiology of imitation
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 19:661-5. 2009
    ..The existing data suggest that both perceptual and motor aspects of imitation follow organizing principles that originally belonged to the motor system...
  36. doi request reprint "Aha!": The neural correlates of verbal insight solutions
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Department of Occupational Sciences, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 2520, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:908-16. 2009
    ..These areas are discussed with their possible role in evaluation and metacognition of insight solutions, as well as attention and monitoring during insight...
  37. doi request reprint Culture in the mind's mirror: how anthropology and neuroscience can inform a model of the neural substrate for cultural imitative learning
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prog Brain Res 178:175-90. 2009
    ..Finally, we discuss future studies needed to test this model and fully explore and explain the neural underpinnings of cultural imitative learning...
  38. pmc Fast visuomotor processing of redundant targets: the role of the right temporo-parietal junction
    Eric Mooshagian
    Department of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2348. 2008
    ..These results suggest the neural coactivation observed in visuomotor integration occurs at a cognitive rather than sensory or motor stage of processing...
  39. ncbi request reprint A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
    Alexander Bystritsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6968, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1092-8. 2008
    ..The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate whether functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-guided rTMS is effective in reducing symptoms of GAD...
  40. pmc The neural correlates of social attention: automatic orienting to social and nonsocial cues
    Deanna J Greene
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1285 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Psychol Res 73:499-511. 2009
    ..peripheral). These results suggest an evolutionary trajectory for automatic orienting, from predominantly subcortical mechanisms for nonsocial orienting to predominantly cortical mechanisms for social orienting...
  41. doi request reprint Getting a grip on other minds: mirror neurons, intention understanding, and cognitive empathy
    Jonas T Kaplan
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Soc Neurosci 1:175-83. 2006
    ..These data suggest that human mirror neuron areas use both contextual and grasping type information to predict the intentions of others. They also suggest that mirror neuron activity is strongly linked to social competence...
  42. pmc The myth of the normal, average human brain--the ICBM experience: (1) subject screening and eligibility
    John C Mazziotta
    Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 44:914-22. 2009
    ..Recommendations are made with regard to the inclusion of subjects in brain imaging studies and the criteria used to select them...
  43. ncbi request reprint Multimodal action representation in human left ventral premotor cortex
    Jonas T Kaplan
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cogn Process 8:103-13. 2007
    ..This function may be an important precursor of language functions...
  44. ncbi request reprint Right-hemisphere motor facilitation by self-descriptive personality-trait words
    Istvan Molnar-Szakacs
    UCLA Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 21:2000-6. 2005
    ..The results are discussed in terms of the notion that the right hemisphere plays a dominant role in both self-relevant processing and the processing of affective stimuli...
  45. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric sensitivity to body stimuli in simple reaction time
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 9005 7085, USA
    Exp Brain Res 170:116-21. 2006
    ..The results support an automatic and implicit processing of visual stimuli within motor representations even when no recognition of, or decision about, the stimulus is necessary...
  46. pmc Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders
    Mirella Dapretto
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:28-30. 2006
    ..Notably, activity in this area was inversely related to symptom severity in the social domain, suggesting that a dysfunctional 'mirror neuron system' may underlie the social deficits observed in autism...
  47. ncbi request reprint Modulation of motor and premotor activity during imitation of target-directed actions
    Lisa Koski
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 660 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 12:847-55. 2002
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Self-face recognition activates a frontoparietal "mirror" network in the right hemisphere: an event-related fMRI study
    Lucina Q Uddin
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Box 951563, B627 Franz Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 25:926-35. 2005
    ..We provide a model that reconciles these findings and previously published work to account for the modulations in these two networks previously implicated in social cognition...
  49. ncbi request reprint Exploring the contributions of premotor and parietal cortex to spatial compatibility using image-guided TMS
    Lisa Koski
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7085, USA
    Neuroimage 24:296-305. 2005
    ..We conclude that the left premotor cortex is one of the cortical regions responsible for overriding automatic stimulus-response associations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Functional segregation within pars opercularis of the inferior frontal gyrus: evidence from fMRI studies of imitation and action observation
    Istvan Molnar-Szakacs
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Charles Young Dr South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 15:986-94. 2005
    ..This large dataset suggests a functional parcellation of the IFG that we discuss in terms of human mirror areas and the computational motor control architecture of internal models...
  51. ncbi request reprint Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production
    Stephen M Wilson
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center and Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nat Neurosci 7:701-2. 2004
    ..Our findings support the view that the motor system is recruited in mapping acoustic inputs to a phonetic code...
  52. ncbi request reprint Left hemisphere motor facilitation in response to manual action sounds
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, 660 Charles E Young Dr South, Los Angeles, CA90095 7085, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 19:2609-12. 2004
    ..This facilitation was exclusively lateralized to the left hemisphere, the dominant hemisphere for language. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that action coding may be a precursor of language...
  53. ncbi request reprint Modulation of cortical activity during different imitative behaviors
    Lisa Koski
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurophysiol 89:460-71. 2003
    ..Moreover, activity in the SMA appears to be tightly coupled to frontoparietal mirror areas when subjects copy the actions of others...
  54. ncbi request reprint Lateralization of the human mirror neuron system
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 26:2964-70. 2006
    ..The left hemisphere superiority for language, then, must be have been favored by other types of language precursors, perhaps auditory or multimodal action representations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Visuo-motor integration and control in the human posterior parietal cortex: evidence from TMS and fMRI
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    Neuropsychologia 44:2691-9. 2006
    ..Finally, visuo-motor inter-hemispheric transfer through parietal callosal fibers occurs at the level of 'motor intention'...
  56. pmc rTMS to the right inferior parietal lobule disrupts self-other discrimination
    Lucina Q Uddin
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:65-71. 2006
    ..It appears that activity in the right IPL is essential to the task, thus providing for the first time evidence for a causal relation between a human brain area and this high-level cognitive capacity...
  57. ncbi request reprint The effects of bilateral presentations on lateralized lexical decision
    Leonardo Fernandino
    Department of Psychology, A407 Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Brain Cogn 64:60-7. 2007
    ..Finally, a comparison between performance patterns on the trials containing perceptual and lexical distractors indicated that the lexical redundancy effect is mainly due to inhibition of word processing by pseudoword distractors...
  58. ncbi request reprint The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction
    Marco Iacoboni
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Nat Rev Neurosci 7:942-51. 2006
    ..Here, we review the neurophysiology of the mirror neuron system and its role in social cognition and discuss the clinical implications of mirror neuron dysfunction...
  59. ncbi request reprint Observing complex action sequences: The role of the fronto-parietal mirror neuron system
    Istvan Molnar-Szakacs
    UCLA Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 33:923-35. 2006
    ..We also discuss the results in terms of the links between mirror neurons, language development and evolution...
  60. pmc Culture and neuroscience: additive or synergistic?
    Elizabeth A Reynolds Losin
    Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:148-58. 2010
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Neural responses to non-native phonemes varying in producibility: evidence for the sensorimotor nature of speech perception
    Stephen M Wilson
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Young Drive South, University of California, Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Neuroimage 33:316-25. 2006
    ..These 'motor' categorizations would then be compared to the acoustic input in auditory areas. The data suggest that speech perception is neither purely sensory nor motor, but rather a sensorimotor process...
  62. ncbi request reprint Deconstructing apraxia: understanding disorders of intentional movement after stroke
    Lisa Koski
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90095 7085, USA
    Curr Opin Neurol 15:71-7. 2002
    ..Moreover, a coherent interpretation of the results of apraxia studies remains hampered by the lack of a standard testing instrument to assess the nature and severity of apraxic impairments in the groups tested...
  63. ncbi request reprint Us versus them: Political attitudes and party affiliation influence neural response to faces of presidential candidates
    Jonas T Kaplan
    Ahamnson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, 660 Charles Young Drive South, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Neuropsychologia 45:55-64. 2007
    ....
  64. pmc A four-dimensional probabilistic atlas of the human brain
    J Mazziotta
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 8:401-30. 2001
    ....
  65. pmc Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas
    Laurie Carr
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:5497-502. 2003
    ..We understand what others feel by a mechanism of action representation that allows empathy and modulates our emotional content. The insula plays a fundamental role in this mechanism...
  66. pmc No language-specific activation during linguistic processing of observed actions
    Ingo G Meister
    Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e891. 2007
    ..If this is true, the hypothesis that language evolved from fronto-parietal systems matching action execution and action observation would be strongly reinforced...
  67. ncbi request reprint Acute stroke effects on emotions: an interpretation through the mirror system
    Benedetta Bodini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, 1st University of Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Curr Opin Neurol 17:55-60. 2004
    ..As current theories on mental functions do not provide satisfactory explanations for the above syndromes, a novel interpretative framework is proposed, based on neuropsychological experimental data on the 'mirror system'...
  68. ncbi request reprint Cortical alpha rhythms are correlated with body sway during quiet open-eyes standing in athletes: a high-resolution EEG study
    Claudio Del Percio
    Istituto di Medicina e Scienza dello Sport, CONI Servizi, Via dei Campi Sportivi, 46 00197, Roma, Italy
    Neuroimage 36:822-9. 2007
    ..These results suggest that parasylvian alpha ERD of the right hemisphere may reflect the cortical information processing for the balance in elite athletes subjected to a long training for equilibrium control...
  69. ncbi request reprint Congruent embodied representations for visually presented actions and linguistic phrases describing actions
    Lisa Aziz-Zadeh
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Via Volturno, 39 E, I 43100 Parma, Italy
    Curr Biol 16:1818-23. 2006
    ..These results suggest a key role of mirror neuron areas in the re-enactment of sensory-motor representations during conceptual processing of actions invoked by linguistic stimuli...
  70. ncbi request reprint Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures
    Henning Holle
    Max Planck Institute of Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Stephanstr 1a, Leipzig, Germany
    Neuroimage 39:2010-24. 2008
    ..The activations in inferior frontal and inferior parietal regions may reflect a mechanism of determining the goal of co-speech hand movements through an observation-execution matching process...
  71. pmc Golf putt outcomes are predicted by sensorimotor cerebral EEG rhythms
    Claudio Babiloni
    Dipartmento di Fisiologia Umana e Farmacologia, Universita La Sapienza, Piazzale A Moro 5, Rome, Italy
    J Physiol 586:131-9. 2008
    ..e. distance from the hole). These results indicate that high-frequency alpha rhythms over associative, premotor and non-dominant primary sensorimotor areas subserve motor control and are predictive of the golfer's performance...

Research Grants1

  1. Multimodal maps of human imitative behavior
    Marco Iacoboni; Fiscal Year: 2004
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