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    Tool use and related errors in ideational apraxia: The quantitative simulation of patient error profiles

    Cooper, Richard P. (2007) Tool use and related errors in ideational apraxia: The quantitative simulation of patient error profiles. Cortex 43 (3), pp. 319-337. ISSN 0010-9452.


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    The behaviour of ideational apraxic patients on simple tasks involving multiple objects is typically marked by a variety of errors. While some of these errors concern the sequential organisation of action through time, many relate to the misuse of, or failure to use, necessary or appropriate tools. In this paper we apply the computational model of Cooper & Shallice (2000) to five standard multiple object tasks used in clinical assessment and demonstrate how, when lesioned, the model can account for the error profiles of two ideational apraxic patients discussed by Rumiati et al. (2001). Application of the model to the multiple object tasks demonstrates the generality of the model, while the account of the error profiles extends previous work (Cooper et al., 2005) in which ideational apraxia was argued to arise from a generalised disturbance of object representations that are held to trigger action schemas.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Special issue on “mastery of tools and technology in human and non-human primates”. Copyright © 2007 Masson - An Elsevier Company. All rights reserved.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ideational apraxia, action selection errors, cognitive modelling, interactive activation network
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2007
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:47


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