FIGURE 1 | The parieto-frontal mirror network.

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The functional role of the parieto-frontal mirror circuit: interpretations and misinterpretations

Giacomo Rizzolatti & Corrado Sinigaglia

Nature Reviews Neuroscience 11, 264-274 (April 2010)

doi:10.1038/nrn2805

The functional role of the parieto-frontal mirror circuit: interpretations and misinterpretations

Lateral view of the macaque brain. The coloured areas represent the areas of the parieto-frontal circuit containing mirror neurons: the ventral premotor cortex (area F5), area PFG (located between parietal areas PF and PG) and the anterior intraparietal area (AIP). Note that the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) has been opened (light yellow) to show the areas inside. The parieto-frontal circuit receives high-order visual information from areas located inside the superior temporal sulcus (STS) and the inferior temporal lobe (IT). Neither of these temporal regions has motor properties. The parieto-frontal circuit is under control of the frontal lobe (area F6 or pre-supplementary motor area and the ventral prefrontal cortex (VPF)). The inset provides an enlarged view of area F5, showing also its sectors (F5a and F5p) buried inside the arcuate sulcus. IAS, inferior limb of the arcuate sulcus; LIP, lateral intraparietal area; VIP, ventral intraparietal area.

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