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dc.contributor.authorColton, J
dc.contributor.authorBach, P
dc.contributor.authorWhalley, B
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, CJ
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T13:19:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.issn0096-3445
dc.identifier.issn1939-2222
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11293
dc.description.abstract

It feels intuitive that our actions are intentional, but there is considerable debate about whether (and how) humans control their motor behavior. Recent ideomotor theories of action argue that action intentions are fundamentally perceptual, that actions are not only controlled by anticipating-imagining-their intended perceptual consequences, but are also initiated when this action effect activation is strong. Here, the authors report a study (plus a replication) that provides direct evidence for this proposal, showing that even nonintended actions are executed when their effects are activated strongly enough. Participants mentally rehearsed a movement sequence and were unexpectedly presented with salient visual cues that were either compatible or incompatible with their currently imagined action. As predicted by ideomotor theories, the combined activation through imagery and perception was sufficient to trigger involuntary actions, even when participants were forewarned and asked to withhold them. Ideomotor cues, therefore, do not only influence preplanned responses but can effectively insert intentions to act, creating behavior de novo, as predicted from ideomotor theories of action control. (PsycINFO Database Record

dc.format.extent1256-1263
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.subjectintentionality
dc.subjectaction initiation
dc.subjectmental imagery
dc.subjectaction planning
dc.subjectmotor control
dc.titleIntention insertion: Activating an action's perceptual consequences is sufficient to induce non-willed motor behavior
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29975079
plymouth.issue8
plymouth.volume147
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000435
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalJournal of Experimental Psychology: General
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/xge0000435
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Psychology
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA04 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)/Brain
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)/Cognition
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR)
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-03-06
dc.identifier.eissn1939-2222
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-08
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