1. Impairment of actions chains in autism and its possible role in intention understanding.

    PNAS 104(45):17825 (2007) PMID 17965234 PMCID PMC2077067

    Experiments in monkeys demonstrated that many parietal and premotor neurons coding a specific motor act (e.g., grasping) show a markedly different activation when this act is part of actions that have different goals (e.g., grasping for eating vs. grasping for placing). Many of these "action-con...