Prediction error induced motor contagions in human behaviors

@inproceedings{Ikegami2018PredictionEI,
  title={Prediction error induced motor contagions in human behaviors},
  author={Tsuyoshi Ikegami and Gowrishankar Ganesh and Tatsuya Takeuchi and Hiroki Nakamoto},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2018}
}
Motor contagions refer to implicit effects on one's actions induced by observed actions. Motor contagions are believed to be induced simply by action observation and cause an observer's action to become similar to the action observed. In contrast, here we report a new motor contagion that is induced only when the observation is accompanied by prediction errors - differences between actions one observes and those he/she predicts or expects. In two experiments, one on whole-body baseball pitching… CONTINUE READING
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