From the perception of action to the understanding of intention

  title={From the perception of action to the understanding of intention},
  author={S. J. Blakemore and Jean Decety},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
Humans have an inherent tendency to infer other people's intentions from their actions. Here we review psychophysical and functional neuroimaging evidence that biological motion is processed as a special category, from which we automatically infer mental states such as intention. The mechanism underlying the attribution of intentions to actions might rely on simulating the observed action and mapping it onto representations of our own intentions. There is accumulating neurophysiological… 
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