Neural representations of graspable objects: are tools special?

  title={Neural representations of graspable objects: are tools special?},
  author={Sarah H. Creem-Regehr and James N. Lee},
  journal={Brain research. Cognitive brain research},
  volume={22 3},
Recent cognitive and neuroimaging studies have examined the relationship between perception and action in the context of tools. These studies suggest that tools "potentiate" actions even when overt actions are not required in a task. Tools are unique objects because they have a visual structure that affords action and also a specific functional identity. The present studies investigated the extent to which a tool's representation for action is tied to its graspability or its functional use… CONTINUE READING
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Grasping novel objects: functional identity influences representations for real and imagined actions, Poster presented at the 11th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting

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