Beyond action-specific simulation: domain-general motor contributions to perception
Press, Clare and Cook, R. (2015) Beyond action-specific simulation: domain-general motor contributions to perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19 (4), pp. 176-178. ISSN 1364-6613.
Preoccupation with action-specific simulation theory, whereby covert imitation is thought to facilitate action interpretation, has overshadowed evidence that motor structures facilitate perception of numerous visual events extending far beyond others’ actions. In light of these domain-general motor contributions to perception, the case for a special role of motor representation in human action perception may be far weaker than widely believed.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||mirror neurons, action simulation, domain-specific, domain-general, motor theories|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Centre:||Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)|
|Date Deposited:||23 Feb 2015 08:35|
|Last Modified:||02 Dec 2016 11:55|
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