A neurobiological approach to imitation

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):688-689 (1998)
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To explore the neural mechanisms engaged by the perception of action with the intent to imitate, positron emission tomographic activation studies were performed in healthy human subjects. We discuss the results in light of the framework proposed by Byrne & Russon, especially the distinction between mechanisms subserving action-level and program-level imitation



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