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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Room T-473 HSC


Speaker: Frank Vincenzi
Topic: Mirror neurons: A mind-body conduit?

References:

  1. Calvo-Merino B, Glaser DE, Grezes J, Passingham RE, Haggard P. Action observation and acquired motor skills: an FMRI study with expert dancers. Cereb Cortex. 2005 Aug;15(8):1243-49.

  2. Carr L, Iacoboni M, Dubeau MC, Mazziotta JC, Lenzi GL. Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 29; 100(9):5497-5502.

  3. Dapretto M, Davies MS, Pfeifer JH, Scott AA, Sigman M, Bookheimer SY, Iacoboni M. Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jan; 9(1):28-30.

  4. Hurford J. ³Language beyond our grasp: What motor neurons can, and cannot, do for language evolution.² In The Evolution of Communication Systems: A Comparative Approach. (Eds. Kimbrough O, Griebel U) The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 2004: 297-313.

  5. Kohler E, Keysers C, Umilta MA, Fogassi L, Gallese V, Rizzolatti G. Hearing sounds, understanding actions: action representation in mirror neurons. Science. 2002 Aug 2; 297(5582):846-48.

  6. Oberman LM, Hubbard EM, McCleery JP, Altschuler EL, Ramachandran VS, Pineda JA. EEG evidence for mirror neuron dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2005 Jul; 24(2):190-198.

  7. Rizzolatti G, Fadiga L, Gallese V, Fogassi L. Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 1996 Mar; 3(2):131-41.

  8. Shapiro SL, Schwartz GE, Bonner G. Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on medical and premedical students. J Behav Med. 1998 Dec; 21(6):581-99.

Reviews:
  1. Rizzolatti G, Craighero L. The mirror-neuron system. Annu Rev Neurosci. 2004; 27:169-92. Review.

  2. Williams JH, Whiten A, Suddendorf T, Perrett DI. Imitation, mirror neurons and autism. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2001 Jun; 25(4):287-95. Review.


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