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Biol Cybern. 2007 Jan;96(1):9-38. Epub 2006 Oct 7.

Extending the mirror neuron system model, I. Audible actions and invisible grasps.

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Department of Neuroscience, USC Brain Project, University of Southern California, 3641 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


The paper introduces mirror neuron system II (MNS2), a new version of the MNS model (Oztop and Arbib in Biol Cybern 87 (2):116-140, 2002) of action recognition learning by mirror neurons of the macaque brain. The new model uses a recurrent architecture that is biologically more plausible than that of the original model. Moreover, MNS2 extends the capacity of the model to address data on audio-visual mirror neurons and on the response of mirror neurons when the target object was recently visible but is currently hidden.

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