Action-driven and prediction-driven contagions in human actions

  title={Action-driven and prediction-driven contagions in human actions},
  author={Tsuyoshi Ikegami and Hiroki Nakamoto and Gowrishankar Ganesh},
Human actions are affected by "motor contagions"; implicit effects on an observer's actions caused by viewing other people's actions. Though these contagions are ubiquitous, affecting speech, gestures, everyday movements and sports, the mechanisms underlying them are still not fully understood. In this chapter we will review the known forms of motor contagion and show that they can be characterized into two types. First, action driven contagions, which include most previous contagion reports… CONTINUE READING

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