|Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2001), 24:5:879-882 Cambridge University Press|
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A common framework for perception and action: Neuroimaging evidence
In recent years, neurophysiological evidence has accumulated in favor of a common coding between perception and execution of action. We review findings from recent neuroimaging experiments in the action domain with three complementary perspectives: perception of action, covert action triggered by perception, and reproduction of perceived action (imitation). All studies point to the parietal cortex as a key region for body movement representation, both observed and performed.