Attempts to examine the functions of a putative mirror neuron SYSTEM (MNS) have been limited by imprecise methods of functional localisation. For my PhD research I have conducted a series of fMRI experiments, using the CUBIC facilities, specifically designed to test widely accepted MNS functions. These include the ability to differentiate between kinaesthetic properties, and between identical actions with different goals. For each set of data I apply 4 different localisation methods and compare the resulting findings. I have identified widely different outcomes, demonstrating the pressing need to standardise and share localisation methods.

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