Nonvisual motor learning improves visual motion perception: evidence from violating the two-thirds power law.
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of neurophysiology
Evidence is provided for a transfer from action to perception which generalizes to highly related movements and depends on the success of motor learning, and under specific conditions, it seems to be possible to acquire movements deviating from the 2/3 power law.
On the effects of action on visual perception & How new movement types are learned
- Psychology, Biology
Evidence is provided for a transfer from action to perception which generalizes to highly related movements and depends on the success of motor learning, and under specific conditions, it seems to be possible to acquire movements deviating from the two-thirds power law.
Motor learning affects visual movement perception
- Psychology, BiologyThe European journal of neuroscience
The results suggest that motor training has task‐specific effects on neural processes that are involved in perception of movements and indicate that motor‐related areas are triggered by observed artificial object movements, but only if a motor‐relevant task is pursued.
Visual Learning Shapes the Processing of Complex Movement Stimuli in the Human Brain
- Psychology, BiologyThe Journal of Neuroscience
General and biological motion-related areas showed movement-specific changes in fMRI-selective adaptation for the differences between the stimuli after training, which support the existence of a powerful visual machinery for the learning of complex motion patterns that is independent of motor execution.
From visuo-motor interactions to imitation learning: Behavioural and brain imaging studies
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of sports sciences
Abstract We review three areas of research and theory relating to the involvement of motor processing in action observation: behavioural studies on imitation learning, behavioural work on short-term…
Visual adaptation dominates bimodal visual-motor action adaptation
- Psychology, BiologyScientific reports
It is found that prolonged visual exposure and prolonged execution of the same action with closed eyes influence action recognition, however, when participants simultaneously adapted visually and motorically - akin to simultaneous execution and observation of actions in social interactions - adaptation effects were only modulated by visual but not motor adaptation.
One's motor performance predictably modulates the understanding of others' actions through adaptation of premotor visuo-motor neurons.
- Biology, PsychologySocial cognitive and affective neuroscience
It is shown that controlled manipulation of the firing properties of this neural population produces strong predictable changes in the way the authors categorize others' actions, which are exquisitely consistent in humans with the existence of premotor mirror neurons that have access to the action meaning.
People watching: visual, motor, and social processes in the perception of human movement.
- Psychology, BiologyWiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science
A convergence of visual, motor, and social processes underlies the authors' ability to perceive and interpret the actions of other people and systematically impact visual sensitivity to human movement.
Short-term Motor Training, but Not Observational Training, Alters Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Action Processing in Infancy
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
10-month-old infants received active training with a motorically unfamiliar action that resulted in a distinct sound effect that indicated a unique effect of active experience on neural correlates of action perception.
Keeping an eye on the violinist: motor experts show superior timing consistency in a visual perception task
- PsychologyPsychological research
Findings provide evidence that motor experts’ consistency in movement execution—a key characteristic of expert motor performance—is mirrored in lower variability in perceptual judgements, indicating close links between action competence and perception.
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Motor learning enhances perceptual judgment: a case for action-perception transfer
- Psychology, BiologyPsychological research
Two experiments provide evidence that transfer between perception and action is bi-directional and kinesthetic-visual transfer is likely to be achieved via visuomotor-kinesthetic matching or via timekeeping mechanisms that are involved in both motor and visual performance.
Compatibility between Observed and Executed Finger Movements: Comparing Symbolic, Spatial, and Imitative Cues
- Psychology, BiologyBrain and Cognition
Neurocognitive support for the strong relationship between movement observation and movement execution is reported, and the crucial role of the imitative relation of observed and executed action for the described effects is demonstrated.
Point-Light Biological Motion Perception Activates Human Premotor Cortex
- Biology, PsychologyThe Journal of Neuroscience
The finding that even point-light animations evoke activity in frontal regions suggests that the motor system of the observer may be recruited to “fill in” these simplified displays.
Visual perception of biological motion and a model for its analysis
The kinetic-geometric model for visual vector analysis originally developed in the study of perception of motion combinations of the mechanical type was applied to biological motion patterns and the results turned out to be highly positive.
The role of motor contagion in the prediction of action
- Biology, PsychologyNeuropsychologia
Biological movements look uniform: evidence of motor-perceptual interactions.
- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
The illusion is evidence of a coupling between motor and perceptual processes: Even in the absence of any intention to perform a movement, certain properties of the motor system implicitly influence perceptual interpretation of the visual stimulus.
Perception of biological motion without local image motion
- Biology, PhysicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
It is found that subjects can spontaneously recognize a moving human figure in displays without local image motion, and it is suggested that biological motion is derived from dynamic form information on body posture evolving over time.
Neural correlates of motor memory consolidation.
- Psychology, BiologyScience
Functional imaging of the brain demonstrates that within 6 hours after completion of practice, while performance remains unchanged, the brain engages new regions to perform the task; there is a shift from prefrontal regions of the cortex to the premotor, posterior parietal, and cerebellar cortex structures, specific to recall of an established motor skill.
Brain activity evoked by inverted and imagined biological motion
- Biology, PsychologyVision Research
Mapping motor representations with positron emission tomography
- Psychology, BiologyNature
Brain activity was mapped in normal subjects during passive obser-vation of the movements of an 'alien' hand and while imagining grasping objects with their own hand to support the notion that motor learning during observation of movements and mental practice involves rehearsal of neural pathways related to cognitive stages of motor control.