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Shaping the Future

Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D.

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Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
660 Charles E. Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Member, Brain Research Institute

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Detailed Biography:

Marco Iacoboni is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Iacoboni is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Rome, Italy. He joined the faculty of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center at UCLA in 1999. Lab website: http://iacoboni.bol.ucla.edu/

Publications:

Meister Ingo G, Wu Allan D, Deblieck Choi, Iacoboni Marco   Early semantic and phonological effects on temporal- and muscle-specific motor resonance The European journal of neuroscience, 2012; .
Lin Chien-Ho Janice, Chiang Ming-Chang, Wu Allan D, Iacoboni Marco, Udompholkul Parima, Yazdanshenas Omid, Knowlton Barbara J   Enhanced Motor Learning in Older Adults Is Accompanied by Increased Bilateral Frontal and Fronto-Parietal Connectivity Brain connectivity, 2012; .
Lin Chien-Ho Janice, Chiang Ming-Chang, Wu Allan D, Iacoboni Marco, Udompholkul Parima, Yazdanshenas Omid, Knowlton Barbara J   Age related differences in the neural substrates of motor sequence learning after interleaved and repetitive practices NeuroImage, 2012; .
Lin Chien-Ho Janice, Chiang Ming-Chang, Knowlton Barbara J, Iacoboni Marco, Udompholkul Parima, Wu Allan D   Interleaved practice enhances skill learning and the functional connectivity of fronto-parietal networks Human brain mapping, 2012; .
Losin Elizabeth A Reynolds, Iacoboni Marco, Martin Alia, Cross Katy A, Dapretto Mirella   Race modulates neural activity during imitation NeuroImage, 2012; 59(4): 3594-603.
Moore William E, Pfeifer Jennifer H, Masten Carrie L, Mazziotta John C, Iacoboni Marco, Dapretto Mirella   Facing puberty: associations between pubertal development and neural responses to affective facial displays Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2012; 7(1): 35-43.
Babiloni Claudio, Infarinato Francesco, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Dassù Federica, Soricelli Andrea, Rossini Paolo Maria, Limatola Cristina, Del Percio Claudio   Intra-hemispheric functional coupling of alpha rhythms is related to golfer's performance: a coherence EEG study International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 2011; 82(3): 260-8.
Del Percio Claudio, Infarinato Francesco, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Aschieri Pierluigi, Lizio Roberta, Soricelli Andrea, Limatola Cristina, Rossini Paolo M, Babiloni Claudio   Reactivity of alpha rhythms to eyes opening is lower in athletes than non-athletes: a high-resolution EEG study International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 2011; 82(3): 240-7.
Rudie Jeffrey D, Shehzad Zarrar, Hernandez Leanna M, Colich Natalie L, Bookheimer Susan Y, Iacoboni Marco, Dapretto Mirella   Reduced Functional Integration and Segregation of Distributed Neural Systems Underlying Social and Emotional Information Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2011; 82(3): .
Lin Chien-Ho Janice, Knowlton Barbara J, Chiang Ming-Chang, Iacoboni Marco, Udompholkul Parima, Wu Allan D   Brain-behavior correlates of optimizing learning through interleaved practice NeuroImage, 2011; 56(3): 1758-72.
Greene Deanna J, Colich Natalie, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran, Bookheimer Susan Y, Dapretto Mirella   Atypical neural networks for social orienting in autism spectrum disorders NeuroImage, 2011; 56(1): 354-62.
Reid Vincent M, Striano Tricia, Iacoboni Marco   Neural correlates of dyadic interaction during infancy Developmental cognitive neuroscience : a journal for cognitive, affective and social developmental neuroscience, 2011; 1(2): 124-30.
Pfeifer Jennifer H, Masten Carrie L, Moore William E, Oswald Tasha M, Mazziotta John C, Iacoboni Marco, Dapretto Mirella   Entering adolescence: resistance to peer influence, risky behavior, and neural changes in emotion reactivity Neuron, 2011; 69(5): 1029-36.
Losin Elizabeth A Reynolds, Dapretto Mirella, Iacoboni Marco   Culture and neuroscience: additive or synergistic? Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2010; 5(2-3): 148-58.
Del Percio Claudio, Infarinato Francesco, Iacoboni Marco, Marzano Nicola, Soricelli Andrea, Aschieri Pierluigi, Eusebi Fabrizio, Babiloni Claudio   Movement-related desynchronization of alpha rhythms is lower in athletes than non-athletes: a high-resolution EEG study Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2010; 121(4): 482-91.
Mukamel Roy, Ekstrom Arne D, Kaplan Jonas, Iacoboni Marco, Fried Itzhak   Single-neuron responses in humans during execution and observation of actions Current biology : CB, 2010; 20(8): 750-6.
Babiloni Claudio, Marzano Nicola, Infarinato Francesco, Iacoboni Marco, Rizza Giulia, Aschieri Pierluigi, Cibelli Giuseppe, Soricelli Andrea, Eusebi Fabrizio, Del Percio Claudio   "Neural efficiency" of experts' brain during judgment of actions: a high-resolution EEG study in elite and amateur karate athletes Behavioural brain research, 2010; 207(2): 466-75.
Fernandino Leonardo, Iacoboni Marco   Are cortical motor maps based on body parts or coordinated actions? Implications for embodied semantics Brain and language, 2010; 112(1): 44-53.
Babiloni Claudio, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Aschieri Pierluigi, Buffo Paola, Cibelli Giuseppe, Soricelli Andrea, Eusebi Fabrizio, Del Percio Claudio   Resting state cortical rhythms in athletes: a high-resolution EEG study Brain research bulletin, 2010; 81(1): 149-56.
Iacoboni Marco   Neurobiology of imitation Current opinion in neurobiology, 2009; 19(6): 661-5.
Harris Sam, Kaplan Jonas T, Curiel Ashley, Bookheimer Susan Y, Iacoboni Marco, Cohen Mark S   The neural correlates of religious and nonreligious belief PloS one, 2009; 4(10): e0007272.
Del Percio Claudio, Babiloni Claudio, Bertollo Maurizio, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Lizio Roberta, Stocchi Massimiliano, Robazza Claudio, Cibelli Giuseppe, Comani Silvia, Eusebi Fabrizio   Visuo-attentional and sensorimotor alpha rhythms are related to visuo-motor performance in athletes Human brain mapping, 2009; 30(11): 3527-40.
Greene Deanna J, Mooshagian Eric, Kaplan Jonas T, Zaidel Eran, Iacoboni Marco   The neural correlates of social attention: automatic orienting to social and nonsocial cues Psychological research, 2009; 73(4): 499-511.
Del Percio Claudio, Babiloni Claudio, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Vecchio Fabrizio, Lizio Roberta, Aschieri Pierluigi, Fiore Antonio, Toràn Giancarlo, Gallamini Michele, Baratto Marta, Eusebi Fabrizio   "Neural efficiency" of athletes' brain for upright standing: a high-resolution EEG study Brain research bulletin, 2009; 79(3-4): 193-200.
Babiloni Claudio, Del Percio Claudio, Rossini Paolo M, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Lizio Roberta, Piazza Marina, Pirritano Mirella, Berlutti Giovanna, Cibelli Giuseppe, Eusebi Fabrizio   Judgment of actions in experts: a high-resolution EEG study in elite athletes NeuroImage, 2009; 45(2): 512-21.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Kaplan Jonas T, Iacoboni Marco   "Aha!": The neural correlates of verbal insight solutions Human brain mapping, 2009; 30(3): 908-16.
Babiloni Claudio, Vecchio Fabrizio, Iacoboni Marco, Buffo Paola, Eusebi Fabrizio, Rossini Paolo Maria   Cortical sources of visual evoked potentials during consciousness of executive processes Human brain mapping, 2009; 30(3): 998-1013.
Losin Elizabeth A Reynolds, Dapretto Mirella, Iacoboni Marco   Culture in the mind's mirror: how anthropology and neuroscience can inform a model of the neural substrate for cultural imitative learning Progress in brain research, 2009; 178(3): 175-90.
Iacoboni Marco   Imitation, empathy, and mirror neurons Annual review of psychology, 2009; 60(3): 653-70.
Mooshagian Eric, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   Spatial attention and interhemispheric visuomotor integration in the absence of the corpus callosum Neuropsychologia, 2009; 47(3): 933-7.
Mazziotta John C, Woods Roger, Iacoboni Marco, Sicotte Nancy, Yaden Kami, Tran Mary, Bean Courtney, Kaplan Jonas, Toga Arthur W, Toga Arthur W   The myth of the normal, average human brain--the ICBM experience: (1) subject screening and eligibility NeuroImage, 2009; 44(3): 914-22.
Del Percio Claudio, Rossini Paolo M, Marzano Nicola, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Aschieri Pierluigi, Lino Andrea, Fiore Antonio, Toran Giancarlo, Babiloni Claudio, Eusebi Fabrizio   Is there a "neural efficiency" in athletes? A high-resolution EEG study NeuroImage, 2008; 42(4): 1544-53.
Kaplan Jonas T, Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Uddin Lucina Q, Iacoboni Marco   The self across the senses: an fMRI study of self-face and self-voice recognition Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2008; 3(3): 218-23.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kaplan Jonas T, Feusner Jamie D, Kerwin Lauren E, Wadekar Mitali, Burock Mark, Wu Allan D, Iacoboni Marco   A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2008; 69(7): 1092-8.
Mooshagian Eric, Kaplan Jonas, Zaidel Eran, Iacoboni Marco   Fast visuomotor processing of redundant targets: the role of the right temporo-parietal junction PloS one, 2008; 3(6): e2348.
Deblieck Choi, Thompson Benjamin, Iacoboni Marco, Wu Allan D   Correlation between motor and phosphene thresholds: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study Human brain mapping, 2008; 29(6): 662-70.
Pfeifer Jennifer H, Iacoboni Marco, Mazziotta John C, Dapretto Mirella   Mirroring others' emotions relates to empathy and interpersonal competence in children NeuroImage, 2008; 39(4): 2076-85.
Holle Henning, Gunter Thomas C, Rüschemeyer Shirley-Ann, Hennenlotter Andreas, Iacoboni Marco   Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures NeuroImage, 2008; 39(4): 2010-24.
Wilson Stephen M, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Iacoboni Marco   Beyond superior temporal cortex: intersubject correlations in narrative speech comprehension Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2008; 18(1): 230-42.
Babiloni Claudio, Del Percio Claudio, Iacoboni Marco, Infarinato Francesco, Lizio Roberta, Marzano Nicola, Crespi Gianluca, Dassù Federica, Pirritano Mirella, Gallamini Michele, Eusebi Fabrizio   Golf putt outcomes are predicted by sensorimotor cerebral EEG rhythms The Journal of physiology, 2008; 586(1): 131-9.
Uddin Lucina Q, Davies Mari S, Scott Ashley A, Zaidel Eran, Bookheimer Susan Y, Iacoboni Marco, Dapretto Mirella   Neural basis of self and other representation in autism: an FMRI study of self-face recognition PloS one, 2008; 3(10): e3526.
Iacoboni Marco   The role of premotor cortex in speech perception: evidence from fMRI and rTMS Journal of physiology, Paris, 2008; 102(1-3): 31-4.
Mooshagian Eric, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   The role of task history in simple reaction time to lateralized light flashes Neuropsychologia, 2008; 46(2): 659-64.
Meister Ingo G, Iacoboni Marco   No language-specific activation during linguistic processing of observed actions PloS one, 2007; 2(9): e891.
Meister Ingo G, Wilson Stephen M, Deblieck Choi, Wu Allan D, Iacoboni Marco   The essential role of premotor cortex in speech perception Current biology : CB, 2007; 17(19): 1692-6.
Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Wu Allan D, Robles Francisco J, Iacoboni Marco   Do you see what I mean? Corticospinal excitability during observation of culture-specific gestures PloS one, 2007; 2(7): e626.
Iacoboni Marco, Mazziotta John C   Mirror neuron system: basic findings and clinical applications Annals of neurology, 2007; 62(3): 213-8.
Del Percio Claudio, Brancucci Alfredo, Bergami Francesca, Marzano Nicola, Fiore Antonio, Di Ciolo Enrico, Aschieri Pierluigi, Lino Andrea, Vecchio Fabrizio, Iacoboni Marco, Gallamini Michele, Babiloni Claudio, Eusebi Fabrizio   Cortical alpha rhythms are correlated with body sway during quiet open-eyes standing in athletes: a high-resolution EEG study NeuroImage, 2007; 36(3): 822-9.
Kaplan Jonas T, Iacoboni Marco   Multimodal action representation in human left ventral premotor cortex Cognitive processing, 2007; 8(2): 103-13.
Fernandino Leonardo, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   The effects of bilateral presentations on lateralized lexical decision Brain and cognition, 2007; 64(1): 60-7.
Uddin Lucina Q, Iacoboni Marco, Lange Claudia, Keenan Julian Paul   The self and social cognition: the role of cortical midline structures and mirror neurons Trends in cognitive sciences, 2007; 11(4): 153-7.
Kaplan Jonas T, Freedman Joshua, Iacoboni Marco   Us versus them: Political attitudes and party affiliation influence neural response to faces of presidential candidates Neuropsychologia, 2007; 45(1): 55-64.
Iacoboni Marco, Dapretto Mirella   The mirror neuron system and the consequences of its dysfunction Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2006; 7(12): 942-51.
Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Kaplan Jonas, Greenfield Patricia M, Iacoboni Marco   Observing complex action sequences: The role of the fronto-parietal mirror neuron system NeuroImage, 2006; 33(3): 923-35.
Iacoboni Marco   Failure to deactivate in autism: the co-constitution of self and other Trends in cognitive sciences, 2006; 10(10): 431-3.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Wilson Stephen M, Rizzolatti Giacomo, Iacoboni Marco   Congruent embodied representations for visually presented actions and linguistic phrases describing actions Current biology : CB, 2006; 16(18): 1818-23.
Uddin Lucina Q, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Zaidel Eran, Iacoboni Marco   rTMS to the right inferior parietal lobule disrupts self-other discrimination Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 2006; 1(1): 65-71.
Iacoboni Marco, Wilson Stephen M   Beyond a single area: motor control and language within a neural architecture encompassing Broca's area Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 2006; 42(4): 503-6.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   Hemispheric sensitivity to body stimuli in simple reaction time Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation cérébrale, 2006; 170(1): 116-21.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Koski Lisa, Zaidel Eran, Mazziotta John, Iacoboni Marco   Lateralization of the human mirror neuron system The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2006; 26(11): 2964-70.
Kaplan Jonas T, Iacoboni Marco   Getting a grip on other minds: mirror neurons, intention understanding, and cognitive empathy Social neuroscience, 2006; 1(3-4): 175-83.
Dapretto Mirella, Davies Mari S, Pfeifer Jennifer H, Scott Ashley A, Sigman Marian, Bookheimer Susan Y, Iacoboni Marco   Understanding emotions in others: mirror neuron dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorders Nature neuroscience, 2006; 9(1): 28-30.
Iacoboni Marco   Neural mechanisms of imitation Current opinion in neurobiology, 2005; 15(6): 632-7.
Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Iacoboni Marco, Koski Lisa, Mazziotta John C   Functional segregation within pars opercularis of the inferior frontal gyrus: evidence from fMRI studies of imitation and action observation Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2005; 15(7): 986-94.
Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Uddin Lucina Q, Iacoboni Marco   Right-hemisphere motor facilitation by self-descriptive personality-trait words The European journal of neuroscience, 2005; 21(7): 2000-6.
Uddin Lucina Q, Kaplan Jonas T, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Zaidel Eran, Iacoboni Marco   Self-face recognition activates a frontoparietal "mirror" network in the right hemisphere: an event-related fMRI study NeuroImage, 2005; 25(3): 926-35.
Iacoboni Marco, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Gallese Vittorio, Buccino Giovanni, Mazziotta John C, Rizzolatti Giacomo   Grasping the intentions of others with one's own mirror neuron system PLoS biology, 2005; 3(3): e79.
Koski Lisa, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Iacoboni Marco   Exploring the contributions of premotor and parietal cortex to spatial compatibility using image-guided TMS NeuroImage, 2005; 24(2): 296-305.
Wilson Stephen M, Saygin Ayşe Pinar, Sereno Martin I, Iacoboni Marco   Listening to speech activates motor areas involved in speech production Nature neuroscience, 2004; 7(7): 701-2.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran, Wilson Stephen, Mazziotta John   Left hemisphere motor facilitation in response to manual action sounds The European journal of neuroscience, 2004; 19(9): 2609-12.
Iacoboni Marco, Lieberman Matthew D, Knowlton Barbara J, Molnar-Szakacs Istvan, Moritz Mark, Throop C Jason, Fiske Alan Page   Watching social interactions produces dorsomedial prefrontal and medial parietal BOLD fMRI signal increases compared to a resting baseline NeuroImage, 2004; 21(3): 1167-73.
Bodini Benedetta, Iacoboni Marco, Lenzi Gian Luigi   Acute stroke effects on emotions: an interpretation through the mirror system Current opinion in neurology, 2004; 17(1): 55-60.
Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the role of the superior parietal cortex Neuropsychologia, 2004; 42(4): 419-25.
Iacoboni Marco, Zaidel Eran   Interhemispheric visuo-motor integration in humans: the effect of redundant targets The European journal of neuroscience, 2003; 17(9): 1981-6.
Carr Laurie, Iacoboni Marco, Dubeau Marie-Charlotte, Mazziotta John C, Lenzi Gian Luigi   Neural mechanisms of empathy in humans: a relay from neural systems for imitation to limbic areas Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2003; 100(9): 5497-502.
Heiser Marc, Iacoboni Marco, Maeda Fumiko, Marcus Jake, Mazziotta John C   The essential role of Broca's area in imitation The European journal of neuroscience, 2003; 17(5): 1123-8.
Koski Lisa, Iacoboni Marco, Dubeau Marie-Charlotte, Woods Roger P, Mazziotta John C   Modulation of cortical activity during different imitative behaviors Journal of neurophysiology, 2003; 89(1): 460-71.
Iacoboni Marco, Mazziotta John, Chang Vivian Y   Retraction. Experience-dependent modulation of motor corticospinal excitability during action observation Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation cérébrale, 2002; 146(1): 127.
Iacoboni Marco, Mazziotta John C, Chang Vivian Y   Retractions NeuroImage, 2002; 17(1): 513.
Koski Lisa, Wohlschläger Andreas, Bekkering Harold, Woods Roger P, Dubeau Marie-Charlotte, Mazziotta John C, Iacoboni Marco   Modulation of motor and premotor activity during imitation of target-directed actions Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 2002; 12(8): 847-55.
Aziz-Zadeh Lisa, Maeda Fumiko, Zaidel Eran, Mazziotta John, Iacoboni Marco   Lateralization in motor facilitation during action observation: a TMS study Experimental brain research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation cérébrale, 2002; 144(1): 127-31.
Koski Lisa, Iacoboni Marco, Mazziotta John C   Deconstructing apraxia: understanding disorders of intentional movement after stroke Current opinion in neurology, 2002; 15(1): 71-7.
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