Pharmacology 514:
Current Topics in Pharmacology
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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Room T-473 HSC

Speaker: Frank Vincenzi
Topic: The Motor Theory of Speech Perception: It's All Done with Mirrors - Mirror Neurons that is


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  2. Gentilucci M, Bernardis P, Crisi G and Dalla Volta R (2006) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of Broca's area affects verbal responses to gesture observation. J Cogn Neurosci 18:1059-1074.

  3. Liberman AM and Mattingly IG (1985) The motor theory of speech perception revised. Cognition 21:1-36.

  4. Meister I, Wilson SM, Deblieck C, Wu AD and Iacoboni M (2007) The essential role of premotor cortex in speech perception, submitted.

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  6. Rizzo V, Siebner HR, Modugno N, Pesenti A, Munchau A, Gerschlager W, Webb RM and Rothwell JC (2004) Shaping the excitability of human motor cortex with premotor rTMS. J Physiol 554:483-495.

  7. Skipper JI, van Wassenhove V, Nusbaum HC and Small SL (2007) Hearing lips and seeing voices: How cortical areas supporting speech production mediate audiovisual speech perception. Cereb Cortex. Advance Access published Jan 11, 2007, doi:10.1093/cercor/bhl147

  8. Sundara M, Namasivayam AK and Chen R (2001) Observation-execution matching system for speech: a magnetic stimulation study. Neuroreport 12:1341-1344.

  9. Watkins KE, Strafella AP and Paus T (2003) Seeing and hearing speech excites the motor system involved in speech production. Neuropsychologia 41:989-994.

  10. Wilson SM, Saygin AP, Sereno MI and Iacoboni M (2004) Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production. Nat Neurosci 7:701-702.

  1. Devlin JT and Watkins KE (2007) Stimulating language: insights from TMS. Brain 130:610-622.

  2. Iacoboni M and Dapretto M (2006) The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction. Nat Rev Neurosci 7:942-951.

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