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Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex (2017)
Journal Article
Avenanti, A., Paracampo, R., Annella, L., Tidoni, E., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 28(4), 1282-1296. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhx041

Influential theories suggest that humans predict others’ upcoming actions by using their own motor system as an internal forward model. However, evidence that the motor system is causally essential for predicting others’ actions is meager. Using tran... Read More about Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex.

Primary somatosensory cortex necessary for the perception of weight from other people's action: a continuous theta-burst TMS experiment (2017)
Journal Article
Valchev, N., Tidoni, E., Hamilton, A. F. D. C., Gazzola, V., & Avenanti, A. (2017). Primary somatosensory cortex necessary for the perception of weight from other people's action: a continuous theta-burst TMS experiment. NeuroImage, 152, 195-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.02.075

The presence of a network of areas in the parietal and premotor cortices, which are active both during action execution and observation, suggests that we might understand the actions of other people by activating those motor programs for making simil... Read More about Primary somatosensory cortex necessary for the perception of weight from other people's action: a continuous theta-burst TMS experiment.