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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience H-index 131 Citations 133,818 281 World Ranking 82 National Ranking 1

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2014 - The Brain Prize, Lundbeck Foundation For their pioneering research on higher brain mechanisms underpinning such complex human functions as literacy, numeracy, motivated behaviour and social cognition, and for their efforts to understand cognitive and behavioural disorders

2012 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2007 - Grawemeyer Award in Psychology, University of Louisville

2003 - Mind & Brain Prize, University and Polytechnic of Turin

2002 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1989 - Member of Academia Europaea

Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognition
  • Artificial intelligence

His main research concerns Neuroscience, Mirror neuron, Premotor cortex, Mu wave and Common coding theory. His Neuroscience study which covers Anatomy that intersects with Supplementary motor area and Superior temporal sulcus. His Mirror neuron research incorporates themes from Neurophysiology, Communication, Action, Imitation and Motor system.

The various areas that Giacomo Rizzolatti examines in his Premotor cortex study include Cognitive psychology, Posterior parietal cortex, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Inferior frontal gyrus and Object. His studies deal with areas such as Brain mapping, Primary motor cortex, Neuron and Motor control as well as Mu wave. His Common coding theory study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Broca's area, Cognitive imitation and Electrophysiology.

His most cited work include:

  • Action recognition in the premotor cortex (3668 citations)
  • Premotor cortex and the recognition of motor actions. (3443 citations)
  • The mirror-neuron system. (3156 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Giacomo Rizzolatti focuses on Neuroscience, Mirror neuron, Premotor cortex, Cognitive psychology and Action. His is doing research in Motor cortex, Macaque, Visual perception, Posterior parietal cortex and Cortex, both of which are found in Neuroscience. While the research belongs to areas of Mirror neuron, Giacomo Rizzolatti spends his time largely on the problem of Communication, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Stimulus and Gesture.

His Premotor cortex study deals with Mu wave intersecting with Common coding theory. Within one scientific family, he focuses on topics pertaining to Developmental psychology under Cognitive psychology, and may sometimes address concerns connected to Social cognition. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Representation, Autism, Comprehension and Mechanism.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Neuroscience (63.20%)
  • Mirror neuron (37.08%)
  • Premotor cortex (24.44%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2010-2021)?

  • Neuroscience (63.20%)
  • Mirror neuron (37.08%)
  • Action (19.94%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Neuroscience, Mirror neuron, Action, Cognitive psychology and Cognition. His Neuroscience research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Premotor cortex and Action observation. The various areas that Giacomo Rizzolatti examines in his Premotor cortex study include Functional imaging and Posterior parietal cortex.

The Mirror neuron study combines topics in areas such as Motor system, Imitation, Mechanism and Mechanism. His Action research incorporates elements of Comprehension, Insula, Autism and Communication. His Cognitive psychology research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Developmental psychology, Anterior cingulate cortex, Object and Facial expression.

Between 2010 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Cortical Mechanisms Underlying the Organization of Goal-Directed Actions and Mirror Neuron-Based Action Understanding (241 citations)
  • Action observation circuits in the macaque monkey cortex. (168 citations)
  • The mirror mechanism: a basic principle of brain function (165 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognition
  • Artificial intelligence

His scientific interests lie mostly in Neuroscience, Mirror neuron, Action, Brain mapping and Insula. His studies in Neuroscience integrate themes in fields like Premotor cortex and Perspective. Giacomo Rizzolatti interconnects Observer and Posterior parietal cortex in the investigation of issues within Premotor cortex.

His research in Mirror neuron intersects with topics in Motor cortex, Object, Action observation and Mechanism. His Action research incorporates themes from Motor system, Cognitive psychology, Cognition and Communication. His research investigates the connection with Brain mapping and areas like Functional magnetic resonance imaging which intersect with concerns in Perception, Emblem, Gesture and Cortex.

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Top Publications

Neural Circuits Underlying Imitation Learning of Hand Actions: An Event-Related fMRI Study

Giovanni Buccino;Stefan Vogt;Afra Ritzl;Gereon R. Fink;Gereon R. Fink.
Neuron (2004)

1190 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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