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BDNF Val(66)Met Polymorphism Is Associated with Self-Reported Empathy
Empathy is an important driver of human social behaviors and presents genetic roots that have been studied in neuroimaging using the intermediate phenotype approach. Notably, the Val66Met polymorphism of the Brain-derived ...
Behavioral and TMS Markers of Action Observation Might Reflect Distinct Neuronal Processes
(Frontiers Media S.A., 2016-09-14)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies have shown that observing an action induces muscle-specific changes in corticospinal excitability. From a signal detection theory standpoint, this pattern can be related to ...
BDNF Val(66)Met Polymorphism Influences Visuomotor Associative Learning and the Sensitivity to Action Observation
(Springer Nature, 2016-10-05)
Motor representations in the human mirror neuron system are tuned to respond to specific observed actions. This ability is widely believed to be influenced by genetic factors, but no study has reported a genetic variant ...