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Planning-related motor processes underlie mental practice and imitation learning.
It is still controversial whether mental practice-the internal rehearsal of movements to improve later performance-relies on processes engaged during physical motor performance and, if so, which processes these are. We ...
I see what you say: Prior knowledge of other's goals automatically biases the perception of their actions.
We investigated whether top-down expectations about an actor's intentions affect action perception in a representational momentum (RM) paradigm. Participants heard an actor declare an intention to either take or leave an ...
One step ahead: The perceived kinematics of others' actions are biased toward expected goals.
Action observation is often conceptualized in a bottom-up manner, where sensory information activates conceptual (or motor) representations. In contrast, here we show that expectations about an actor's goal have a top-down ...
The predictive mirror: interactions of mirror and affordance processes during action observation.
An important question for the study of social interactions is how the motor actions of others are represented. Research has demonstrated that simply watching someone perform an action activates a similar motor representation ...
"Feeling" others' painful actions: the sensorimotor integration of pain and action information.
Sensorimotor regions of the brain have been implicated in simulation processes such as action understanding and empathy, but their functional role in these processes remains unspecified. We used functional magnetic resonance ...
Looking ahead: Anticipatory cueing of attention to objects others will look at.
Seeing a face gaze at an object elicits rapid attention shifts toward the same object. We tested whether gaze cueing is predictive: do people shift their attention toward objects others are merely expected to look at? ...