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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 ...
Focusing on body sites: the role of spatial attention in action perception.
Humans use the same representations to code self-produced and observed actions. Neurophysiological evidence for this view comes from the discovery of the so-called mirror neurons in premotor cortex of the macaque monkey. ...
Implicit action encoding influences personal-trait judgments.
When an observed action (e.g., kicking) is compatible to a to be produced action (e.g., a foot-key response as compared to a finger-key response), then the self-produced action is more fluent, that is, it is more accurate ...
Bend it like Beckham: embodying the motor skills of famous athletes.
Observing an action activates the same representations as does the actual performance of the action. Here we show for the first time that the action system can also be activated in the complete absence of action perception. ...