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Goal-directed imitation in patients with Ideomotor Apraxia.
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PMID:  21038259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The present study compared imitation performance in patients with ideomotor apraxia (IMA), eight right hemispheric-damaged patients, and eight control participants without neurological damage in three experiments. Experiment 1 confirmed in the Goldenberg test that IMA patients were particularly impaired in hand gestures and combined finger and hand gestures, but not in the imitation of finger gestures, compared to the other two groups. Experiment 2, however, demonstrated that finger selection is not per se preserved in imitative behaviour in patients with IMA. Experiment 3 confirmed this finding in an experiment under visual control. Together, the results add evidence to the idea that imitation should be viewed from a goal-directed rather than a body-mapping perspective, and that highest priority is given to more distal aspects of imitation as reaching for the correct object, rather than the means used to achieve the goal of a modelled action.
Harold Bekkering; Marcel Brass; Susanne Woschina; Arthur M Jacobs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive neuropsychology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0264-3294     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411889     Medline TA:  Cogn Neuropsychol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-32     Citation Subset:  -    
Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research, Cognition and Action, Munich, Germany.
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