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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 ...