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  1. A Unifying View of the Basis of Social Cognition.Vittorio Gallese, Christian Keysers & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2004 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8 (9):396-403.
    In this article we provide a unifying neural hypothesis on how individuals understand the actions and emotions of others. Our main claim is that the fundamental mechanism at the basis of the experiential understanding of others' actions is the activation of the mirror neuron system. A similar mechanism, but involving the activation of viscero-motor centers, underlies the experiential understanding of the emotions of others.
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    Mirrors in the Brain: How Our Minds Share Actions and Emotions.Giacomo Rizzolatti & Corrado Sinigaglia - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    When we witness a great actor, musician, or sportsperson performing, we share something of their experience. Only recently has it become clear just how this sharing of experience is realised within the human brain. 'Mirrors in the brain' provides an accessible overview of mirror neurons, written by the man who first discovered them.
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    Neural Expectations: A Possible Evolutionary Path From Manual Skills to Language.Michael A. Arbib & Giacomo Rizzolatti - forthcoming - Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal.
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    Neural Circuits for Spatial Attention and Unilateral Neglect.Giacomo Rizzolatti & Rosolino Camarda - 1987 - In M. Jeannerod (ed.), Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Aspects of Spatial Neglect. Elsevier Science. pp. 45--289.
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    Through the Looking Glass: Self and Others.Corrado Sinigaglia & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2011 - Cosciousness and Cognition 20 (1):64-74.
    In the present article we discuss the relevance of the mirror mechanism for our sense of self and our sense of others. We argue that, by providing us with an understanding from the inside of actions, the mirror mechanism radically challenges the traditional view of the self and of the others. Indeed, this mechanism not only reveals the common ground on the basis of which we become aware of ourselves as selves distinct from other selves, but also sheds new light (...)
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    Through the Looking Glass: Self and Others.Corrado Sinigaglia & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (1):64-74.
    In the present article we discuss the relevance of the mirror mechanism for our sense of self and our sense of others. We argue that, by providing us with an understanding from the inside of actions, the mirror mechanism radically challenges the traditional view of the self and of the others. Indeed, this mechanism not only reveals the common ground on the basis of which we become aware of ourselves as selves distinct from other selves, but also sheds new light (...)
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    Vitality Forms Processing in the Insula During Action Observation: A Multivoxel Pattern Analysis.Giuseppe Di Cesare, Giancarlo Valente, Cinzia Di Dio, Emanuele Ruffaldi, Massimo Bergamasco, Rainer Goebel & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Amygdala, Insula, and Selectivity for Particular Emotions.Vittorio Gallese, Christian Keysers & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2004 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 8 (9):396-403.
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    31 Cortical Mechanisms Subserving Object Grasping, Action Understanding, and Imitation.Giacomo Rizzolatti, Leonardo Fogassi & Vittorio Gállese - 2004 - In Michael S. Gazzaniga (ed.), The Cognitive Neurosciences Iii. MIT Press. pp. 427.
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    Mirror Neurons.Giacomo Rizzolatti & Vittorio Gallese - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group.
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  11. The Premotor Theory of Attention.Laila Craighero & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2005 - In Laurent Itti, Geraint Rees & John K. Tsotsos (eds.), Neurobiology of Attention. Academic Press. pp. 181--186.
     
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    Nonconscious Motor Images.Giacomo Rizzolatti - 1994 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (2):220-220.
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    An Area Specifically Devoted to Tool Use in Human Left Inferior Parietal Lobule.Guy A. Orban & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2012 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (4):234-234.
    A comparative fMRI study by Peeters et al. (2009) provided evidence that a specific sector of left inferior parietal lobule is devoted to tool use in humans, but not in monkeys. We propose that this area represents the neural substrate of the human capacity to understand tool use by using causal reasoning.
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    The Mirror Mechanism: Understanding Others From the Inside.Giacomo Rizzolatti & Maddalena Fabbri-Destro - 2013 - In Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael Lombardo & Helen Tager-Flusberg (eds.), Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives From Developmental Social Neuroscience. Oxford University Press. pp. 264.
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    New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research.Pier Francesco Ferrari & Giacomo Rizzolatti (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The discovery of mirror neurons caused a revolution in neuroscience and psychology. Nevertheless, because of their profound impact within life sciences, mirror neuron are still the subject of numerous debates concerning their origins and their functions. With more than 20 years of research in this area, it is timely to synthesise the expanding literature on this topic. 'New frontiers in Mirror Neurons' provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in mirror neurons research - accessible both to experts and to (...)
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    The Proactive Synergy Between Action Observation and Execution in the Acquisition of New Motor Skills.Maria Chiara Bazzini, Arturo Nuara, Emilia Scalona, Doriana De Marco, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Pietro Avanzini & Maddalena Fabbri-Destro - 2022 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 16.
    Motor learning can be defined as a process that leads to relatively permanent changes in motor behavior through repeated interactions with the environment. Different strategies can be adopted to achieve motor learning: movements can be overtly practiced leading to an amelioration of motor performance; alternatively, covert strategies can promote neuroplastic changes in the motor system even in the absence of real movement execution. However, whether a training regularly alternating action observation and execution may surpass the pure motor practice and observational (...)
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  17. 6 Neural Expectations.Michael A. Arbib & Giacomo Rizzolatti - 1999 - In Philip R. Loockvane (ed.), The Nature of Concepts: Evolution, Structure, and Representation. Routledge.
     
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    What Happened to Homo Habilis? (Language and Mirror Neurons).Giacomo Rizzolatti - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (4):527-528.
    The evolutionary continuity between the prespeech functions of premotor cortex and its new linguistic functions, the main thesis of MacNeilage's target article, is confirmed by the recent discovery of “mirror” neurons in monkeys and a corresponding action-observation/action-execution matching system in humans. Physiological data (and other considerations) appear to indicate, however, that brachiomanual gestures played a greater role in language evolution than MacNeilage would like to admit.
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    Confounding the Origin and Function of Mirror Neurons.Giacomo Rizzolatti - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (2):218-219.
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    Free Will and Motor Subroutines: Too Much for a Small Area.Giacomo Rizzolatti - 1985 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 8 (4):597-597.