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Giacomo Rizzolatti (born April 28, 1937) is an Italian neurophysiologist who works at the University of Parma. He is the Senior Scientist of the research team that discovered mirror neurons in the frontal and parietal cortex of the macaque monkey, and has written many scientific articles on the topic. He is a past president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society. Rizzolatti was the 2007 co-recipient, with Leonardo Fogassi and Vittorio Gallese, for the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
- 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.
- Nelissen, Koen, Luppino, Giuseppe; Vanduffel, Wim; ———; Orban, Guy A. (2005). Observing Others: Multiple Action Representation in the Frontal Lobe. Science 310 (5746): 332–336.
- ———; Sinigaglia, Corrado (2008). Mirrors In The Brain: How Our Minds Share Actions and Emotions, New York: Oxford University Press.
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