On the inclusion of externally controlled actions in action planning.

@article{Tsai2011OnTI,
  title={On the inclusion of externally controlled actions in action planning.},
  author={Jessica Chia-Chin Tsai and G{\"u}nther Knoblich and Natalie Sebanz},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1407-19}
}
According to ideomotor theories, perceiving action effects produced by others triggers corresponding action representations in the observer. We tested whether this principle extends to actions performed by externally controlled limbs and tools. Participants performed a go-no-go version of a spatial compatibility task in which their own actions resulted in the movement of a limb or tool, whereas a second, externally controlled limb or tool was seen performing a complementary go-no-go task… CONTINUE READING

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