1. Impaired vitality form recognition in autism.

    Neuropsychologia 51(10):1918 (2013) PMID 23792328

    Along with the understanding of the goal of an action ("what" is done) and the intention underlying it ("why" it is done), social interactions largely depend on the appraisal of the action from the dynamics of the movement: "how" it is performed (its "vitality form"). Do individuals with autism,...
  2. 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...