Common Mechanisms in Perception and Action: Attention and Performance Volume XIX

Hardcover | February 1, 2002

EditorWolfgang Prinz, Bernhard Hommel

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The latest volume in the critically acclaimed and highly influential Attention and Performance series focuses on a subject at the heart of psychological research into human performance - the interplay between perception and action. What are the mechanisms that translate the information wereceive via our senses into physical actions? How do the mechanisms responsible for producing a response from a given stimulus operate? Recently, new perspectives have emerged, drawing on studies from neuroscience and neurophysiology. Within this volume, state of the art and cutting edge researchfrom leading scientists in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience is presented describing the approaches being taken to understanding the mechanisms that allow us to negotiate and respond to the world around us.

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The latest volume in the critically acclaimed and highly influential Attention and Performance series focuses on a subject at the heart of psychological research into human performance - the interplay between perception and action. What are the mechanisms that translate the information wereceive via our senses into physical actions? Ho...

Wolfgang Prinz is in the Max Planck Institute for for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany. Bernhard Hommel is at Department of Psychology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:718 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.65 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editor's Introduction1. Common mechanisms in perception and actionAssociation Lecture2. Sequential effects of dimensional overlap: findings and issuesPart 1: Space perception and spatially oriented action3. Perception and action: what, how, when, and why4. Several 'vision for action' systems: a guide to dissociating and integrating dorsal and ventral functions (tutorial)5. Attention and visually guided behaviour in distinct systems6. How the brain represents the body: insights from neurophysiology and psychology7. Action planning affect spatial localization8. The perception and representation of human locomotionPart 2: Timing in perception and action9. Perspectives on the timing of events and actions10. Movement timing: a tutorial11. Timing mechanisms in sensorimotor synchronization12. The embodiment of musical structure: effects of musical context on sensorimotor synchronization with complex timing patterns13. Action, binding and awarenessPart 3: Action perception and imitation14. Processing mechanisms and neural structures involved in the recognition and production of actions15. Action perception and imitation: a tutorial16. Observing a human or a robotic hand grasping an object: differential motor priming effects17. Action representation and the inferior parietal lobule18. Coding of visible and hidden actions19. The visual analysis of bodily motionPart 4: Content-specific interactions between perception and action20. Content-specific interactions between perception and action21. Motor competence in teh perception of dynamic events: a tutorial22. Eliminating, magnifying, and reversing spatial compatibility effect with mixed location-relevant and irrelevant trials23. Does stimulus-driven response activation underlie the Simon effect?24. Activation and suppression in conflict tasks: empirical classification through distributional analyses25. Response-evoked interference in visual encoding26. Interaction between feature binding in perception and actionPart 5: Coordination and integration in perception and action27. Coordination and integration in perception and action28. From perception to action: making the connection - a tutorial29. The dimensional-action system: a distinct visual system30. Selection-for-perception and selection-for-spatial-motor-action are coupled by visual attention: a review of recent findings and new evidence from stimulus-driven saccade control31. Response features in the coordination of perception and action32. Effect anticipation in action planning33. The representational nature of sequence learning: evidence for goal-based codes

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