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Upcoming Sciences Events

04 Aug August

Perceiving and interacting with social agents: Insights from human neuroimaging

Monday, 4 August 2014 at 12:00pm - William James Seminar Room, Room 103, Dept of Psychology, William James Building, 275 Leith Walk, Otago Campus
A dominant view maintains that we understand other people’s actions through directly matching observed actions onto one’s own motor system. Dr Richard Ramsey and Dr Emily Cross will argue that the functionality of the mirror system extends well beyond direct matching, and then show that brain regions beyond the traditional mirror system are engaged during action understanding in social contexts.