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Grasping the Intentions of Others with One's Own Mirror Neuron System

  • Marco Iacoboni mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: iacoboni@loni.ucla.edu

    Affiliations: Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Istvan Molnar-Szakacs,

    Affiliations: Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Vittorio Gallese,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosciences, University of Parma, Italy

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  • Giovanni Buccino,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosciences, University of Parma, Italy

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  • John C Mazziotta,

    Affiliations: Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Giacomo Rizzolatti

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosciences, University of Parma, Italy

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  • Published: February 22, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030079

About the Authors

Marco Iacoboni, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, John C Mazziotta
Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, Neuropsychiatric Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Marco Iacoboni
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Marco Iacoboni, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, John C Mazziotta
Brain Research Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Marco Iacoboni, Istvan Molnar-Szakacs
Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Vittorio Gallese, Giovanni Buccino, Giacomo Rizzolatti
Department of Neurosciences, University of Parma, Italy
John C Mazziotta
Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
John C Mazziotta
Department of Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
John C Mazziotta
Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: iacoboni@loni.ucla.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MI, VG, and GR conceived and designed the experiments. MI and IMS performed the experiments and analyzed the data. VG, GB, JCM, and GR contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. MI and GR wrote the paper.