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The Montreal Review highlights Mirroring People

Mirror Neurons and watching sports on ESPN Grantland

Yoon-Hee Cha discusses her study on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome with ABC News

Marco Iacoboni discusses mirror neurons and empathy with the Dalai Lama at the Science of Mind Forum in Brisbane

Roy Mukamel reports first direct recording of mirror neurons in humans

Marco Iacoboni discusses mirror neurons with Alan Alda on The Human Spark

Marco Iacoboni's talk at Authors@Google

Mirror neurons on NOVA Science NOW

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Early semantic and phonological effects on temporal- and muscle-specific motor resonance.
Meister IG, Wu AD, Deblieck C, Iacoboni M. Eur J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 4; doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08134.x. pdf

Age related differences in the neural substrates of motor sequence learning after interleaved and repetitive practices.
Lin CH, Chiang MC, Wu AD, Iacoboni M, Udompholkul P, Yazdanshenas O, Knowlton BJ. Neuroimage. 2012 May 11; doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.015 pdf

Enhanced motor learning in older adults is accompanied by increased bilateral frontal and fronto-parietal connectivity.
Lin CH, Chiang MC, Wu AD, Iacoboni M, Udompholkul P, Yazdanshenas O, Knowlton BJ. Brain Connect. 2012;2(2):56-68. pdf

Literary biomimesis: Mirror neurons and the ontological priority of representation.
Jenson D, Iacoboni M. California Italian Studies, 2, http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3sc3j6dj (2012).

Huxtables on the Brain: An fMRI Study of Race and Norm Violation
Schreiber D, Iacoboni, M. Political Psychology 2012 Apr; doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00879.x. pdf

Own-gender imitation activates the brain's reward circuitry
Losin EAR, Iacoboni M, Martin A, Dapretto M. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Mar; doi:10.1093/scan/nsr055. pdf

Interleaved Practice Enhances Skill Learning and the Functional Connectivity of Fronto-Parietal Networks
Lin, CH, Chiang MC, Knowlton BJ, Iacoboni M, Udompholkul P, Wu AD. Hum Brain Map. 2012 Feb; doi:10.1002/hbm.22009. pdf

Facing puberty: associations between pubertal development and neural responses to affective facial displays.
Moore WE 3rd, Pfeifer JH, Masten CL, Mazziotta JC, Iacoboni M, Dapretto M. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Jan;7(1):35-43. pdf

Race modulates neural activity during imitation.
Losin EA, Iacoboni M, Martin A, Cross K, Dapretto M. Neuroimage. 2011 Oct 28. pdf

Optimized neural coding? control mechanisms in large cortical networks implemented by connectivity changes.
Cross KA, Iacoboni M. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 pdf

Reduced Functional Integration and Segregation of Distributed Neural Systems Underlying Social and Emotional Information Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Rudie JD, Shehzad Z, Hernandez LM, Colich NL, Bookheimer SY, Iacoboni M, Dapretto M. Cereb Cortex. 2011 Jul 22. pdf

Entering adolescence: resistance to peer influence, risky behavior, and neural changes in emotion reactivity.
Pfeifer JH, Masten CL, Moore WE 3rd, Oswald TM, Mazziotta JC, Iacoboni M, Dapretto M. Neuron. 2011 Mar 10;69(5):1029-36.

Brain-behavior correlates of optimizing learning through interleaved practice.
Lin CH, Knowlton BJ, Chiang MC, Iacoboni M, Udompholkul P, Wu AD. Neuroimage. 2011 Jun 1;56(3):1758-72. pdf

Atypical neural networks for social orienting in autism spectrum disorders.
Greene DJ, Colich N, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M. Neuroimage. 2011 May 1;56(1):354-62. pdf

Neural correlates of dyadic interaction during infancy.
Reid VM, Striano T, Iacoboni M. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Apr;1(2):124-30. pdf

Single-neuron responses in humans during execution and observation of actions.
Mukamel R, Ekstrom AD, Kaplan J, Iacoboni M, Fried I. Curr Biol. 2010 Apr 27;20(8):750-6. pdf

Culture and neuroscience: additive or synergistic?
Losin EA, Dapretto M, Iacoboni M. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2010 Jun;5(2-3):148-58. pdf

Neurobiology of imitation.
Iacoboni M. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2009 Dec;19(6):661-5. pdf

Culture in the mind's mirror: how anthropology and neuroscience can inform a model of the neural substrate for cultural imitative learning.
Losin EA, Dapretto M, Iacoboni M. Prog Brain Res. 2009;178:175-90. pdf

The neural correlates of religious and nonreligious belief.
Harris S, Kaplan JT, Curiel A, Bookheimer SY, Iacoboni M, Cohen MS. PLoS One. 2009 Oct 1;4(10):e0007272. pdf

The neural correlates of social attention: automatic orienting to social and nonsocial cues.
Greene DJ, Mooshagian E, Kaplan JT, Zaidel E, Iacoboni M. Psychol Res. 2009 Jul;73(4):499-511. pdf

Are cortical motor maps based on body parts or coordinated actions? Implications for embodied semantics.
Fernandino L, Iacoboni M. Brain Lang. 2010 Jan;112(1):44-53. pdf

Spatial attention and interhemispheric visuomotor integration in the absence of the corpus callosum.
Mooshagian E, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Feb;47(3):933-7. pdf

The self across the senses: an fMRI study of self-face and self-voice recognition.
Kaplan JT, Aziz-Zadeh L, Uddin LQ, Iacoboni M. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2008 Sep;3(3):218-23. pdf

Neural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition.
Uddin LQ, Davies MS, Scott AA, Zaidel E, Bookheimer SY, Iacoboni M, Dapretto M. PLoS One. 2008;3(10):e3526. pdf

Imitation, empathy, and mirror neurons.
Iacoboni M. Annu Rev Psychol. 2009;60:653-70. pdf

Neural basis of maternal communication and emotional expression processing during infant preverbal stage.
Lenzi D, Trentini C, Pantano P, Macaluso E, Iacoboni M, Lenzi GL, Ammaniti M. Cereb Cortex. 2009 May;19(5):1124-33. pdf

The myth of the normal, average human brain--the ICBM experience: (1) subject screening and eligibility.
Mazziotta JC, Woods R, Iacoboni M, Sicotte N, Yaden K, Tran M, Bean C, Kaplan J, Toga AW; Members of the International Consortium for Brain Mapping (ICBM). Neuroimage. 2009 Feb 1;44(3):914-22. pdf

Getting a grip on other minds: mirror neurons, intention understanding, and cognitive empathy.
Kaplan JT, Iacoboni M. Soc Neurosci. 2006;1(3-4):175-83. pdf

A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
Bystritsky A, Kaplan JT, Feusner JD, Kerwin LE, Wadekar M, Burock M, Wu AD, Iacoboni M. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;69(7):1092-8. pdf

Fast visuomotor processing of redundant targets: the role of the right temporo-parietal junction.
Mooshagian E, Kaplan J, Zaidel E, Iacoboni M. PLoS One. 2008 Jun 4;3(6):e2348. pdf

The role of premotor cortex in speech perception: evidence from fMRI and rTMS.
Iacoboni M. J Physiol Paris. 2008 Jan-May;102(1-3):31-4. pdf

"Aha!": The neural correlates of verbal insight solutions.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Kaplan JT, Iacoboni M. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Mar;30(3):908-16. pdf

Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures.
Holle H, Gunter TC, Rüschemeyer SA, Hennenlotter A, Iacoboni M. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 15;39(4):2010-24. pdf

Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children.
Pfeifer JH, Iacoboni M, Mazziotta JC, Dapretto M. Neuroimage. 2008 Feb 15;39(4):2076-85. pdf

The role of task history in simple reaction time to lateralized light flashes.
Mooshagian E, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Neuropsychologia. 2008 Jan 31;46(2):659-64. pdf

The essential role of premotor cortex in speech perception.
Meister IG, Wilson SM, Deblieck C, Wu AD, Iacoboni M. Curr Biol. 2007 Oct 9;17(19):1692-6. pdf

No language-specific activation during linguistic processing of observed actions.
Meister IG, Iacoboni M. PLoS One. 2007 Sep 12;2(9):e891. pdf

Mirror neuron system: basic findings and clinical applications.
Iacoboni M, Mazziotta JC. Ann Neurol. 2007 Sep;62(3):213-8. pdf

Do you see what I mean? Corticospinal excitability during observation of culture-specific gestures.
Molnar-Szakacs I, Wu AD, Robles FJ, Iacoboni M. PLoS One. 2007 Jul 18;2(7):e626. pdf

Correlation between motor and phosphene thresholds: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study.
Deblieck C, Thompson B, Iacoboni M, Wu AD. Hum Brain Mapp. 2008 Jun;29(6):662-70. pdf

Beyond superior temporal cortex: intersubject correlations in narrative speech comprehension.
Wilson SM, Molnar-Szakacs I, Iacoboni M. Cereb Cortex. 2008 Jan;18(1):230-42. pdf

Multimodal action representation in human left ventral premotor cortex.
Kaplan JT, Iacoboni M. Cogn Process. 2007 Jun;8(2):103-13. pdf

rTMS to the right inferior parietal lobule disrupts self-other discrimination.
Uddin LQ, Molnar-Szakacs I, Zaidel E, Iacoboni M. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2006 Jun;1(1):65-71. pdf

The self and social cognition: the role of cortical midline structures and mirror neurons.
Uddin LQ, Iacoboni M, Lange C, Keenan JP. Trends Cogn Sci. 2007 Apr;11(4):153-7. pdf

The effects of bilateral presentations on lateralized lexical decision.
Fernandino L, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Brain Cogn. 2007 Jun;64(1):60-7. pdf

The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction.
Iacoboni M, Dapretto M. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 Dec;7(12):942-51. pdf

Observing complex action sequences: The role of the fronto-parietal mirror neuron system.
Molnar-Szakacs I, Kaplan J, Greenfield PM, Iacoboni M. Neuroimage. 2006 Nov 15;33(3):923-35. pdf

Congruent embodied representations for visually presented actions and linguistic phrases describing actions.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Wilson SM, Rizzolatti G, Iacoboni M. Curr Biol. 2006 Sep 19;16(18):1818-23. pdf

Failure to deactivate in autism: the co-constitution of self and other.
Iacoboni M. Trends Cogn Sci. 2006 Oct;10(10):431-3. pdf

Neural responses to non-native phonemes varying in producibility: evidence for the sensorimotor nature of speech perception.
Wilson SM, Iacoboni M. Neuroimage. 2006 Oct 15;33(1):316-25. pdf

Beyond a single area: motor control and language within a neural architecture encompassing Broca's area.
Iacoboni M, Wilson SM. Cortex. 2006 May;42(4):503-6. pdf

Us versus them: Political attitudes and party affiliation influence neural response to faces of presidential candidates.
Kaplan JT, Freedman J, Iacoboni M. Neuropsychologia. 2007 Jan 7;45(1):55-64. pdf

Visuo-motor integration and control in the human posterior parietal cortex: evidence from TMS and fMRI.
Iacoboni M. Neuropsychologia. 2006;44(13):2691-9. pdf

Lateralization of the human mirror neuron system.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Koski L, Zaidel E, Mazziotta J, Iacoboni M. J Neurosci. 2006 Mar 15;26(11):2964-70. pdf

Hemispheric sensitivity to body stimuli in simple reaction time.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Exp Brain Res. 2006 Mar;170(1):116-21. pdf

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

Neural mechanisms of imitation.
Iacoboni M. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2005 Dec;15(6):632-7. pdf

Right-hemisphere motor facilitation by self-descriptive personality-trait words.
Molnar-Szakacs I, Uddin LQ, Iacoboni M. Eur J Neurosci. 2005 Apr;21(7):2000-6. pdf

Self-face recognition activates a frontoparietal "mirror" network in the right hemisphere: an event-related fMRI study.
Uddin LQ, Kaplan JT, Molnar-Szakacs I, Zaidel E, Iacoboni M. Neuroimage. 2005 Apr 15;25(3):926-35. pdf

Grasping the intentions of others with one's own mirror neuron system.
Iacoboni M, Molnar-Szakacs I, Gallese V, Buccino G, Mazziotta JC, Rizzolatti G. PLoS Biol. 2005 Mar;3(3):e79. pdf

Exploring the contributions of premotor and parietal cortex to spatial compatibility using image-guided TMS.
Koski L, Molnar-Szakacs I, Iacoboni M. Neuroimage. 2005 Jan 15;24(2):296-305. pdf

Functional segregation within pars opercularis of the inferior frontal gyrus: evidence from fMRI studies of imitation and action observation.
Molnar-Szakacs I, Iacoboni M, Koski L, Mazziotta JC. Cereb Cortex. 2005 Jul;15(7):986-94. pdf

Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production.
Wilson SM, Saygin AP, Sereno MI, Iacoboni M. Nat Neurosci. 2004 Jul;7(7):701-2. pdf

Left hemisphere motor facilitation in response to manual action sounds.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E, Wilson S, Mazziotta J. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 May;19(9):2609-12. pdf

Acute stroke effects on emotions: an interpretation through the mirror system.
Bodini B, Iacoboni M, Lenzi GL. Curr Opin Neurol. 2004 Feb;17(1):55-60. pdf

Watching social interactions produces dorsomedial prefrontal and medial parietal BOLD fMRI signal increases compared to a resting baseline.
Iacoboni M, Lieberman MD, Knowlton BJ, Molnar-Szakacs I, Moritz M, Throop CJ, Fiske AP. Neuroimage. 2004 Mar;21(3):1167-73. pdf

Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the role of the superior parietal cortex.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Neuropsychologia. 2004;42(4):419-25. pdf

Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the effect of redundant targets.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 May;17(9):1981-6. pdf

Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas.
Carr L, Iacoboni M, Dubeau MC, Mazziotta JC, Lenzi GL. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 29;100(9):5497-502. pdf

The essential role of Broca's area in imitation.
Heiser M, Iacoboni M, Maeda F, Marcus J, Mazziotta JC. Eur J Neurosci. 2003 Mar;17(5):1123-8. pdf

Modulation of cortical activity during different imitative behaviors.
Koski L, Iacoboni M, Dubeau MC, Woods RP, Mazziotta JC. J Neurophysiol. 2003 Jan;89(1):460-71. pdf

Modulation of motor and premotor activity during imitation of target-directed actions.
Koski L, Wohlschläger A, Bekkering H, Woods RP, Dubeau MC, Mazziotta JC, Iacoboni M. Cereb Cortex. 2002 Aug;12(8):847-55.

Lateralization in motor facilitation during action observation: a TMS study.
Aziz-Zadeh L, Maeda F, Zaidel E, Mazziotta J, Iacoboni M. Exp Brain Res. 2002 May;144(1):127-31. pdf

Deconstructing apraxia: understanding disorders of intentional movement after stroke.
Koski L, Iacoboni M, Mazziotta JC. Curr Opin Neurol. 2002 Feb;15(1):71-7. pdf

Reafferent copies of imitated actions in the right superior temporal cortex.
Iacoboni M, Koski LM, Brass M, Bekkering H, Woods RP, Dubeau MC, Mazziotta JC, Rizzolatti G. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Nov 20;98(24):13995-9.

A probabilistic atlas and reference system for the human brain: International Consortium for Brain Mapping (ICBM).
Mazziotta J, Toga A, Evans A, Fox P, Lancaster J, Zilles K, Woods R, Paus T, Simpson G, Pike B, Holmes C, Collins L, Thompson P, MacDonald D, Iacoboni M, Schormann T, Amunts K, Palomero-Gallagher N, Geyer S, Parsons L, Narr K, Kabani N, Le Goualher G, Boomsma D, Cannon T, Kawashima R, Mazoyer B. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001 Aug 29;356(1412):1293-322. pdf

A four-dimensional probabilistic atlas of the human brain.
Mazziotta J, Toga A, Evans A, Fox P, Lancaster J, Zilles K, Woods R, Paus T, Simpson G, Pike B, Holmes C, Collins L, Thompson P, MacDonald D, Iacoboni M, Schormann T, Amunts K, Palomero-Gallagher N, Geyer S, Parsons L, Narr K, Kabani N, Le Goualher G, Feidler J, Smith K, Boomsma D, Hulshoff Pol H, Cannon T, Kawashima R, Mazoyer B. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2001 Sep-Oct;8(5):401-30. pdf

Playing tennis with the cerebellum.
Iacoboni M. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Jun;4(6):555-6. pdf

Synthetic brain imaging: grasping, mirror neurons and imitation.
Arbib MA, Billard A, Iacoboni M, Oztop E. Neural Netw. 2000 Oct-Nov;13(8-9):975-97. pdf

Parallel visuomotor processing in the split brain: cortico-subcortical interactions.
Iacoboni M, Ptito A, Weekes NY, Zaidel E. Brain. 2000 Apr;123(4):759-69. pdf

Crossed-uncrossed difference in simple reaction times to lateralized flashes: between- and within-subjects variability.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Neuropsychologia. 2000;38(5):535-41. pdf

Cortical mechanisms of human imitation.
Iacoboni M, Woods RP, Brass M, Bekkering H, Mazziotta JC, Rizzolatti G. Science. 1999 Dec 24;286(5449):2526-8. pdf

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.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Exp Brain Res. 1999 Oct;128(3):421-4.

Adjusting reaches: feedback in the posterior parietal cortex.
Iacoboni M. Nat Neurosci. 1999 Jun;2(6):492-4. No abstract available. pdf

Emission tomography contribution to clinical neurology.
Iacoboni M, Baron JC, Frackowiak RS, Mazziotta JC, Lenzi GL. Clin Neurophysiol. 1999 Jan;110(1):2-23. pdf

Individual differences in the hemispheric specialization of dual route variables.
Weekes NY, Capetillo-Cunliffe L, Rayman J, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Brain Lang. 1999 Apr;67(2):110-33. pdf

Bimodal (auditory and visual) left frontoparietal circuitry for sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning.
Iacoboni M, Woods RP, Mazziotta JC. Brain. 1998 Nov;121 (11):2135-43. pdf

Merging of oculomotor and somatomotor space coding in the human right precentral gyrus.
Iacoboni M, Woods RP, Lenzi GL, Mazziotta JC. Brain. 1997 Sep;120 (9):1635-45. pdf

Does the previous trial affect lateralized lexical decision?
Iacoboni M, Rayman J, Zaidel E. Neuropsychologia. 1997 Jan;35(1):81-8.

Brain-behavior relationships: evidence from practice effects in spatial stimulus-response compatibility.
Iacoboni M, Woods RP, Mazziotta JC. J Neurophysiol. 1996 Jul;76(1):321-31. pdf

Hemispheric independence in word recognition: evidence from unilateral and bilateral presentations.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Brain Lang. 1996 Apr;53(1):121-40.

Patterns of neuropsychological impairment in mild dementia: a comparison between Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia.
Padovani A, Di Piero V, Bragoni M, Iacoboni M, Gualdi GF, Lenzi GL. Acta Neurol Scand. 1995 Dec;92(6):433-42. pdf

Channels of the corpus callosum. Evidence from simple reaction times to lateralized flashes in the normal and the split brain.
Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. Brain. 1995 Jun;118 ( Pt 3):779-88. pdf

Post-stroke depression: relationships with morphological damage and cognition over time.
Iacoboni M, Padovani A, Di Piero V, Lenzi GL. Ital J Neurol Sci. 1995 May;16(4):209-16.

Alien hand syndrome: interhemispheric motor disconnection due to a lesion in the midbody of the corpus callosum.
Geschwind DH, Iacoboni M, Mega MS, Zaidel DW, Cloughesy T, Zaidel E. Neurology. 1995 Apr;45(4):802-8.

Brief report: bilateral spreading cerebral hypoperfusion during spontaneous migraine headache.
Woods RP, Iacoboni M, Mazziotta JC. N Engl J Med. 1994 Dec 22;331(25):1689-92. pdf

Callosal transmission time before and after partial commissurotomy.
Iacoboni M, Fried I, Zaidel E. Neuroreport. 1994 Dec 20;5(18):2521-4.

Reversed laterality of cerebral functions in a non-right-hander: neuropsychological and spect findings in a case of 'atypical' dominance.
Padovani A, Pantano P, Frontoni M, Iacoboni M, Di Piero V, Lenzi GL. Neuropsychologia. 1992 Jan;30(1):81-9.