Sensory and Motor Brain Areas Supporting Biological Motion Perception:

Ayse Pinar Saygin

in People Watching

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195393705
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979271 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Series in Visual Cognition

Sensory and Motor Brain Areas Supporting Biological Motion Perception:

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This chapter summarizes recent research on biological motion perception using structural brain imaging and lesion-mapping techniques in brain-lesioned patients. It also explores how these findings complement research using functional neuroimaging in the healthy human brain and neurophysiological studies on nonhuman primates. Such converging methods have allowed for the identification of a network of brain areas that are involved in the perception of biological motion and areas that are causally linked to deficits in biological motion perception.

Keywords: superior temporal sulcus (sts); premotor cortex; parietal-frontal connections; functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri); brain-lesioned patients; action perception system (aps); psychophysics; mirror neuron system; biological motion

Chapter.  11663 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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