We're sitting in the Marriott. Luciano and Greg are beginning their debate. The debate-whisperers on my left and right: Al Braun from the NIH, Karthik Durvasula from Delaware, Bill Idsardi from Maryland.
Strong rhetorical point 1: Fadiga and his buddies used to eat lunch and smoke in the lab -- sounds fun. Fadiga is a funny speaker, and a charming participant. But 5 mins in, still no argument... Nice deployment of humor, though.
LF is showing TMS data, fMRI data, and intracranial stim data to marshal arguments for the existence of mirror neurons in humans. He is, I think rightly, focusing on the motor activation during speech perception and production. But, not surprises there.