Linking actions and their perceivable consequences in the human brain.

  title={Linking actions and their perceivable consequences in the human brain.},
  author={Birgit Elsner and Bernhard Hommel and Claudia Mentschel and Alexander Drzezga and Wolfgang Prinz and Bastian Conrad and Hartwig Siebner},
  volume={17 1},
Voluntary action is goal-directed and therefore depends on the ability to learn associations between movements and their perceivable consequences. The neural substrate of this ability was investigated with H2(15O) positron emission tomography (PET). Healthy adults first learned that self-initiated keypresses were consistently followed by certain tones (i.e., action effects). During PET imaging, participants listened to varied ratios of action-effect tones and neutral tones without performing… CONTINUE READING
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