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The Theory of Event Coding (TEC): a framework for perception and action planning.
TLDR
A new framework for a more adequate theoretical treatment of perception and action planning is proposed, in which perceptual contents and action plans are coded in a common representational medium by feature codes with distal reference, showing that the main assumptions are well supported by the data.
Event files: feature binding in and across perception and action
  • B. Hommel
  • Psychology, Biology
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 November 2004
Event Files: Evidence for Automatic Integration of Stimulus-Response Episodes
TLDR
This work has shown that if attention subserves action control, object files may include action-related information as well as stimulus features, and featurebinding may not be restricted to stimulus features but also includefeatures of the responses made to the respective stimulus.
Effect anticipation and action control.
TLDR
Results are interpreted as evidence for automatic action-outcome integration and automatic response priming through learned action effects, which may be basic for the control of voluntary action by the anticipation of action goals.
Automatic stimulus-response translation in dual-task performance.
  • B. Hommel
  • Psychology, Biology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 October 1998
TLDR
Findings suggest that secondary responses were activated before primary response selection was completed and thus support an automatic-translation hypothesis holding that, although eventual response selection may be serial, stimulus-response translation is performed in parallel.
Action control according to TEC (theory of event coding)
  • B. Hommel
  • Psychology
    Psychological research
  • 1 April 2009
TLDR
It is argued that the major control operations may take place long before a stimulus is encountered (the prepared-reflex principle), that stimulus-response translation may be more automatic than commonly thought, that action selection and execution are more interwoven than most approaches allow, and that the acquisition of action-contingent events is likely to subserve both the selection and the evaluation of actions.
The relationship between stimulus processing and response selection in the Simon task: Evidence for a temporal overlap
SummaryAs is indicated by the Simon effect, choice reactions can be carried out faster when the response corresponds spatially to the stimulus, even if the stimulus location is irrelevant to the
Modulation of long-range neural synchrony reflects temporal limitations of visual attention in humans.
TLDR
This work hypothesized that the network communicates by means of neural phase synchronization, and used magnetoencephalography to study transient long-range interarea phase coupling in a well studied attentionally taxing dual-target task (attentional blink).
A feature-integration account of sequential effects in the Simon task
TLDR
These findings rule out gating/suppression accounts that attribute sequential dependencies to response selection difficulties and demonstrate that accounting for the sequential dependencies of Simon effects does not require the assumption of information gating or response suppression.
The Simon effect as tool and heuristic.
  • B. Hommel
  • Psychology
    Acta psychologica
  • 1 February 2011
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