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Giacomo Rizzolatti
Giacomo Rizzolatti is Professor of Physiology and Director of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Parma.  He is a member of the Accademia dei Lincei, the European Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research on the relationship between the motor system and cognitive functions, and in particular his discovery of "mirror neurones", revolutionised the field of cognitive neuroscience. His main publications are: Cf. Mirrors in the Brain. How our Minds share Actions, Emotions and Experience (et al., New York 2006); Lezioni di fisiologia del sistema nervoso (Bologna 1998); Mirrors in the Brain. How our Minds share Actions, Emotions and Experience (et al., New York 2006); So quel che fai. Il cervello che agisce e i neuroni specchio (et al., Milano 2006); Nella mente degli altri. Neuroni specchio e comportamento sociale (et al., Bologna 2007).



Saturday20September2008

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11.30 The theatre of the mind
Mirror neurons and embodied simulation
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