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Somatosensory feedback from the limbs plays an essential role when we learn to make new movements. A recent study shows that motor learning can be accomplished purely through observation, and motor learning by observing also critically depends on the brain's somatosensory system.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.045

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

04/04/2016

Volume

26

Pages

R288 - R290

Keywords

Brain, Brain Mapping, Cognitive Neuroscience, Humans, Learning, Movement