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dc.contributor.authorNicholson, T
dc.contributor.authorRoser, M
dc.contributor.authorBach, P
dc.contributor.editorAvenanti A
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T11:33:17Z
dc.date.available2017-01-31T11:33:17Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-12
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.otherARTN e0169700
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8337
dc.description.abstract

Prior research conceptualised action understanding primarily as a kinematic matching of observed actions to own motor representations but has ignored the role of object information. The current study utilized fMRI to identify (a) regions uniquely involved in encoding the goal of others' actions, and (b) to test whether these goal understanding processes draw more strongly on regions involved in encoding object semantics or movement kinematics. Participants watched sequences of instrumental actions while attending to either the actions' goal (goal task), the movements performed (movement task) or the objects used (object task). The results confirmed, first, a unique role of the inferior frontal gyrus, middle temporal gyrus and medial frontal gyrus in action goal understanding. Second, they show for the first time that activation in the goal task overlaps directly with object- but not movement-related activation. Moreover, subsequent parametric analyses revealed that movement-related regions become activated only when goals are unclear, or observers have little action experience. In contrast to motor theories of action understanding, these data suggest that objects-rather than movement kinematics-carry the key information about others' actions. Kinematic information is additionally recruited when goals are ambiguous or unfamiliar.

dc.format.extente0169700-e0169700
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollection
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectBehavior
dc.subjectBiomechanical Phenomena
dc.subjectBrain
dc.subjectBrain Mapping
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectPrefrontal Cortex
dc.subjectTask Performance and Analysis
dc.subjectTemporal Lobe
dc.subjectYoung Adult
dc.titleUnderstanding the Goals of Everyday Instrumental Actions Is Primarily Linked to Object, Not Motor-Kinematic, Information: Evidence from fMRI
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28081175
plymouth.issue1
plymouth.volume12
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0169700
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalPLOS ONE
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0169700
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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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dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-12-20
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pone.0169700
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01-12
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
plymouth.funderOne step ahead: Prediction of other people's behavior in healthy and autistic individuals.::ESRC
plymouth.oa-locationhttp://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169700


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