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Paola Mengotti, Luca F. Ticini, Florian Waszak, Simone Schütz-Bosbach and Raffaella I. Rumiati Imitating others' actions: transcranial magnetic stimulation of the parietal opercula reveals the processes underlying automatic imitation European Journal of Neuroscience 37

Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/ejn.12019

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We applied double-pulse TMS over the parietal opercula to investigate the role of this region in coding the imitative compatibility, based on the anatomical matching between model and performer in automatic imitation. We found that a temporary disruption of parietal opercula caused the reduction of the imitative compatibility relative to the sham condition. However, the TMS interference did not modulate the spatial compatibility, suggesting that these two processes are likely to be independent.

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