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Is the mirror neuron system (MNS) used in language understanding? According to embodied accounts of language comprehension, understanding sentences describing actions makes use of neural mechanisms of action control, including

Is the mirror neuron system (MNS) used in language understanding? According to embodied accounts of language comprehension, understanding sentences describing actions makes use of neural mechanisms of action control, including the MNS. Consequently, repeatedly comprehending sentences describing similar actions should induce adaptation of the MNS thereby warping its use in other cognitive processes such as action recognition and prediction.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00870
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    Zarr, N., Ferguson, R., & Glenberg, A. M. (2013). Language comprehension warps the mirror neuron system. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00870

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