Motor interference and facilitation arising from observed movement kinematics.

@article{Hardwick2012MotorIA,
  title={Motor interference and facilitation arising from observed movement kinematics.},
  author={Robert M. Hardwick and Martin Gareth Edwards},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={840-7}
}
Previous studies demonstrate that observing the movements of others can interfere with concurrent movement execution. This interference effect is attributed to incongruence between the observed and executed movements. The study presented here examined different aspects of observed and executed movement congruency. Participants attempted to trace straight lines in the air using one of two movement tasks while observing an experimenter perform movements varied by their task and spatial congruency… CONTINUE READING