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Error, rather than its probability, elicits specific electrocortical signatures: A combined EEG-immersive virtual reality study of action observation (2018)
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Pezzetta, R., Nicolardi, V., Tidoni, E., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Error, rather than its probability, elicits specific electrocortical signatures: A combined EEG-immersive virtual reality study of action observation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(3), 1107-1118. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00130.2018

Detecting errors in one’s own actions, and in the actions of others, is a crucial ability for adaptable and flexible behavior. Studies show that specific EEG signatures underpin the monitoring of observed erroneous actions (error-related negativity,... Read More

Violation of expectations about movement and goal achievement leads to Sense of Agency reduction (2018)
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Villa, R., Tidoni, E., Porciello, G., & Aglioti, S. M. (2018). Violation of expectations about movement and goal achievement leads to Sense of Agency reduction. Experimental Brain Research, 236(7), 2123-2135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-018-5286-3

The control of one’s own movements and of their impact on the external world generates a feeling of control referred to as Sense of Agency (SoA). SoA is experienced when actions match predictions and is reduced by unpredicted events. The present stud... Read More

Boosting and decreasing action prediction abilities through excitatory and inhibitory tDCS of inferior frontal cortex (2017)
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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

Primary somatosensory cortex necessary for the perception of weight from other people's action: a continuous theta-burst TMS experiment (2017)
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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

Local and remote cooperation with virtual and robotic agents:a P300 BCI study in healthy and people living with spinal cord injury (2016)
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Tidoni, E., Abu-Alqumsan, M., Leonardis, D., Kapeller, C., Fusco, G., Guger, C., …Aglioti, S. M. (2017). Local and remote cooperation with virtual and robotic agents:a P300 BCI study in healthy and people living with spinal cord injury. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(9), 1622-1632. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsre.2016.2626391

The development of technological applications that allow people to control and embody external devices within social interaction settings represents a major goal for current and future brain-computer interface (BCI) systems. Prior research has sugges... Read More

Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles (2016)
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Paracampo, R., Tidoni, E., Borgomaneri, S., di Pellegrino, G., & Avenanti, A. (2017). Sensorimotor network crucial for inferring amusement from smiles. Cerebral Cortex, 27(11), 5116-5129. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw294

Understanding whether another's smile reflects authentic amusement is a key challenge in social life, yet, the neural bases of this ability have been largely unexplored. Here, we combined transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with a novel empathic... Read More

Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective (2016)
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Tidoni, E., Scandola, M., Orvalho, V., & Candidi, M. (2016). Apparent biological motion in first and third person perspective. i-Perception, 7(5), 204166951666915. https://doi.org/10.1177/2041669516669156

Apparent biological motion is the perception of plausible movements when two alternating images depicting the initial and final phase of an action are presented at specific stimulus onset asynchronies. Here, we show lower subjective apparent biologic... Read More

Illusion of arm movement evoked by tendon vibration in patients with spinal cord injury (2016)
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Fusco, G., Tidoni, E., Barone, N., Pilati, C., & Aglioti, S. M. (2016). Illusion of arm movement evoked by tendon vibration in patients with spinal cord injury. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(5), 815-826. https://doi.org/10.3233/rnn-160660

Background: Studies in healthy people show that stimulation of muscle spindles through frequency-specific tendon vibration (TV) induces the illusory perception of movement. Following spinal cord injury (SCI), motor and sensory connections between the... Read More

The role of audio-visual feedback in a thought-based control of a humanoid robot: a BCI study in healthy and spinal cord injured people (2016)
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Tidoni, E., Gergondet, P., Fusco, G., Kheddar, A., & Aglioti, S. M. (2017). The role of audio-visual feedback in a thought-based control of a humanoid robot: a BCI study in healthy and spinal cord injured people. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(6), 772-781. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsre.2016.2597863

© 2016 IEEE. The efficient control of our body and successful interaction with the environment are possible through the integration of multisensory information. Brain-computer interface (BCI) may allow people with sensorimotor disorders to actively i... Read More

Embodying others in immersive virtual reality: Electro-cortical signatures of monitoring the errors in the actions of an avatar seen from a first-person perspective (2016)
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Pavone, E. F., Tieri, G., Rizza, G., Tidoni, E., Grisoni, L., & Aglioti, S. M. (2016). Embodying others in immersive virtual reality: Electro-cortical signatures of monitoring the errors in the actions of an avatar seen from a first-person perspective. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(2), 268-279. https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.0494-15.2016

Brain monitoring of errors in one's own and other's actions is crucial for a variety of processes, ranging from the fine-tuning of motor skill learning to important social functions, such as reading out and anticipating the intentions of others. Here... Read More

Body visual discontinuity affects feeling of ownership and skin conductance responses (2015)
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Tieri, G., Tidoni, E., Pavone, E. F., & Aglioti, S. M. (2015). Body visual discontinuity affects feeling of ownership and skin conductance responses. Scientific reports, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep17139

When we look at our hands we are immediately aware that they belong to us and we rarely doubt about the integrity, continuity and sense of ownership of our bodies. Here we explored whether the mere manipulation of the visual appearance of a virtual l... Read More

Re-establishing the disrupted sensorimotor loop in deafferented and deefferented people: The case of spinal cord injuries (2015)
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Tidoni, E., Tieri, G., & Aglioti, S. M. (2015). Re-establishing the disrupted sensorimotor loop in deafferented and deefferented people: The case of spinal cord injuries. Neuropsychologia, 79(B), 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1016...psychologia.2015.06.029

Acting efficiently in the world depends on the activity of motor and somatosensory systems, the integration of which is necessary for the proper functioning of the sensorimotor loop (SL). Profound alterations of SL functioning follow spinal cord inju... Read More

Mere observation of body discontinuity affects perceived ownership and vicarious agency over a virtual hand (2015)
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Tieri, G., Tidoni, E., Pavone, E. F., & Aglioti, S. M. (2015). Mere observation of body discontinuity affects perceived ownership and vicarious agency over a virtual hand. Experimental Brain Research, 233(4), 1247-1259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-015-4202-3

The mental representation of one’s body typically implies the continuity of its parts. Here, we used immersive virtual reality to explore whether mere observation of visual discontinuity between the hand and limb of an avatar could influence a person... Read More

Rubber hand illusion highlights massive visual capture and sensorimotor face-hand remapping in a tetraplegic man (2014)
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Tidoni, E., Grisoni, L., Liuzza, M. T., & Aglioti, S. M. (2014). Rubber hand illusion highlights massive visual capture and sensorimotor face-hand remapping in a tetraplegic man. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 32(5), 611-622. https://doi.org/10.3233/RNN-130385

Purpose: The illusory ownership of a fake hand as part the body follows synchronous tactile stimulation over a visible rubber hand and a covered hand. Whether brain plasticity mechanisms after sensory and motor disconnection modulates this illusion r... Read More

Illusory movements induced by tendon vibration in right- and left-handed people (2014)
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Tidoni, E., Fusco, G., Leonardis, D., Frisoli, A., Bergamasco, M., & Aglioti, S. M. (2015). Illusory movements induced by tendon vibration in right- and left-handed people. Experimental Brain Research, 233(2), 375-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-014-4121-8

Frequency-specific vibratory stimulation of peripheral tendons induces an illusion of limb movement that may be useful for restoring proprioceptive information in people with sensorimotor disability. This potential application may be limited by inter... Read More

Audio-visual feedback improves the BCI performance in the navigational control of a humanoid robot (2014)
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Tidoni, E., Gergondet, P., Kheddar, A., & Aglioti, S. M. (2014). Audio-visual feedback improves the BCI performance in the navigational control of a humanoid robot. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 8(JUN), https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2014.00020

Advancement in brain computer interfaces (BCI) technology allows people to actively interact in the world through surrogates. Controlling real humanoid robots using BCI as intuitively as we control our body represents a challenge for current research... Read More

Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic "somatotopic" remapping in tetraplegics (2014)
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Scandola, M., Tidoni, E., Avesani, R., Brunelli, G., Aglioti, S. M., & Moro, V. (2014). Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic "somatotopic" remapping in tetraplegics. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8(JUNE), https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00404

Background: Studies in animals and humans indicate that the interruption of body-brain connections following spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to plastic cerebral reorganization. Objective: To explore whether inducing the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) via... Read More

Kinematics fingerprints of leader and follower role-taking during cooperative joint actions (2013)
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Sacheli, L. M., Tidoni, E., Pavone, E. F., Aglioti, S. M., & Candidi, M. (2013). Kinematics fingerprints of leader and follower role-taking during cooperative joint actions. Experimental Brain Research, 226(4), 473-486. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-013-3459-7

Performing online complementary motor adjustments is quintessential to joint actions since it allows interacting people to coordinate efficiently and achieve a common goal. We sought to determine whether, during dyadic interactions, signaling strateg... Read More

Action simulation plays a critical role in deceptive action recognition (2013)
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Tidoni, E., Borgomaneri, S., di Pellegrino, G., & Avenanti, A. (2013). Action simulation plays a critical role in deceptive action recognition. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(2), 611-623. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2228-11.2013

The ability to infer deceptive intents from nonverbal behavior is critical for social interactions. By combining single-pulse and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in healthy humans, we provide both correlational and causative eviden... Read More

And yet they act together: Interpersonal perception modulates visuo-motor interference and mutual adjustments during a joint-grasping task (2012)
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Sacheli, L. M., Candidi, M., Pavone, E. F., Tidoni, E., & Aglioti, S. M. (2012). And yet they act together: Interpersonal perception modulates visuo-motor interference and mutual adjustments during a joint-grasping task. PloS one, 7(11), e50223. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0050223

Prediction of “when” a partner will act and “what” he is going to do is crucial in joint-action contexts. However, studies on face-to-face interactions in which two people have to mutually adjust their movements in time and space are lacking. Moreove... Read More