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Marco Iacoboni, M.D. Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neuropsychiatric Institute
Director, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab
Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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Research Interests

Sensorimotor integration

Interhemispheric sensorimotor transfer

Stimulus-Response mapping

Reaching and Grasping

Neural basis of social behavior

Imitation

Intention

Empathy

Selected Publications

Iacoboni, M., "Understanding others: imitation, language, empathy" In: Perspectives on imitation: from cognitive neuroscience to social science, Hurley, S., and Chater, N. (Eds), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, in press [click here for PDF version] - [Versione Italiana] 

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "Interhemispheric visuomotor integration in humans: The role of the superior parietal cortex", Neuropsychologia, in press [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: The effect of redundant targets", Eur. J. Neurosci., 17:1981-6 (2003) [click here for PDF version]

Carr, L., Iacoboni, M., Dubeau, M.-C., Mazziotta, J.C., and Lenzi G.L., "Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: A relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100:5497-5502 (2003) [click here for PDF version]

Heiser, M., Iacoboni, M., Maeda, F., Marcus, J., and Mazziotta, J.C., "The essential role of Broca's area in imitation", Eur. J. Neurosci. 17:1123-8 (2003) [click here for PDF version]

Koski, L., Iacoboni, M., Dubeau, M.-C., Woods, R.P., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Modulation of cortical activity during different imitative behaviors", J. Neurophysiol. 89:460-471 (2003) [click here for PDF version]

Aziz-Zadeh, L., Maeda, F., Zaidel, E., Mazziotta, J.C., and Iacoboni, M., "Lateralization in motor facilitation during action observation: a TMS study", Exp. Brain Res. 144:127-31 (2002) [click here for PDF version]

Koski, L., Wohlschl√§ger, A., Bekkering, H., Woods, R.P., Dubeau, M.-C., Mazziotta, J.C., and Iacoboni, M., "Modulation of motor and premotor activity during imitation of target-directed actions", Cereb. Cortex, 12:847-55 (2002) [click here for PDF version]

Koski, L., Iacoboni, M., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Deconstructing apraxia: Understanding disorders of intentional movement after stroke", Curr. Op. Neurol., 15:71-7 (2002) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., "Playing tennis with the cerebellum", Nature Neurosci. 4:555-6 (2001) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Koski, L., Brass, M., Bekkering, H., Woods, R.P., Dubeau, M.-C., Mazziotta, J.C., and Rizzolatti, G., "Re-afferent Copies of Imitated Actions in the Right Superior Temporal Cortex", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98:13995-9 (2001) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "Crossed-uncrossed difference in simple reaction times to lateralized flashes:between- and within-subjects variability", Neuropsychologia, 38:535-41 (2000) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Ptito, A., Weekes, N.Y., and Zaidel, E., "Parallel visuomotor processing in the split brain:cortico-subcortical interactions", Brain, 123:759-69 (2000) [click here for PDF version]

Arbib, M.A., Billard, A., Iacoboni, M., and Oztop, E., "Synthetic Brain Imaging: Grasping, Mirror Neurons and Imitation", Neural Networks, 13:975-97 (2000) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "The Crossed-Uncrossed Difference in Simple Reaction Times to Lateralized Auditory Stimuli is not a Measure of Interhemispheric Transmission Time:Evidence from the Split Brain", Exp. Brain Res.,128:421-424 (1999) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., "Adjusting reaches:feedback mechanisms in the posterior parietal cortex", Nature Neurosci. 2:492-4 (1999) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Woods, R.P., Brass, M., Bekkering, H., Mazziotta, J.C., and Rizzolatti, G., "Cortical mechanisms of human imitation", Science, 286:2526-8 (1999) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Woods, R.P., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Bimodal (auditory and visual) left frontoparietal circuitry for sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning", Brain 121:2135-2143 (1998) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Woods, R.P., Lenzi, G.L., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Merging of oculomotor and somatomotor space coding in the human right precentral gyrus", Brain 120:1635-1645 (1997) [click here for PDF version]

Kanwisher, N., Woods, R.P., Iacoboni, M., and Mazziotta, J.C., "A locus in human extrastriate cortex for visual shape analysis", J. Cogn. Neurosci. 9:133-142 (1997)

Iacoboni, M., Rayman, J., and Zaidel, E., "Does the previous trial affect lateralized lexical decision?", Neuropsychologia, 35:81-88 (1997) [click here for PDF version]

Iacoboni, M., Woods, R.P., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Brain-behavior relationships:evidence from practice effects in spatial stimulus-response compatibility", J. Neurophysiol. 76:321-331 (1996)

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "Hemispheric independence in word recognition:evidence from unilateral and bilateral presentations", Brain Lang. 53:121-140 (1996) [click here for PDF version]

Geschwind, D.H., Iacoboni, M., Mega, M.S., Zaidel, D.W., Cloughesy, T., and Zaidel, E., "The alien hand syndrome:interhemispheric motor disconnection due to a lesion in the midbody of the corpus callosum", Neurology 45:802-808 (1995)

Iacoboni, M., and Zaidel, E., "Channels of the corpus callosum:evidence from simple reaction times to lateralized flashes in the normal and the split brain", Brain 118:779-788 (1995)

Iacoboni, M., Fried, I., and Zaidel, E., "Callosal transmission time before and after partial commissurotomy", NeuroReport, 5:2521-2524 (1994)

Woods, R.P., Iacoboni, M., and Mazziotta, J.C., "Bilateral spreading hypoperfusion during spontaneous migraine headache", New Engl. J. Med., 331:1689-1692 (1994)