The mirror mechanism is a basic mechanism that transforms sensory representations of others’ actions into motor representations of the same actions in the brain of the observer. The mirror mechanism plays an important role in understanding actions of others. In the present chapter we discuss first the basic organization of the posterior parietal lobe in the monkey, stressing that it is best characterized as a motor scaffold, on the top of which sensory information is organized. We then describe the location of the mirror mechanism in the posterior parietal cortex of the monkey, and its functional role in areas PFG, and anterior, ventral, and lateral intraparietal areas. We will then present evidence that a similar functional organization is present in humans. We will conclude by discussing the role of the mirror mechanism in the recognition of action performed with tools.
|Titolo:||The mirror mechanism in the parietal lobe|
RIZZOLATTI, Giacomo [Conceptualization] (Corresponding)
ROZZI, Stefano [Conceptualization]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume(Capitolo di libro)|