Automatic imitation? Imitative compatibility affects responses at high perceptual load.

  • Caroline Catmur
  • Published 2016 in
    Journal of experimental psychology. Human…


Imitation involves matching the visual representation of another's action onto the observer's own motor program for that action. However, there has been some debate regarding the extent to which imitation is "automatic"-that is, occurs without attention. Participants performed a perceptual load task in which images of finger movements were presented as… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000166


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