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We submit that this internal representation is crucial for the representation and the knowledge of the external world. According to this view action-control and action-representation become two sides of the same coin (see Gallese 2000). Let us develop this argument. As we have seen at the beginning of this paper, in a particular sector of the premotor cortex – area F5 – there are three distinct classes of neurons that code goal-related hand movements: purely motor neurons, canonical neurons, and mirror neurons.

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