Processing of Hand-Related Verbs Specifically Affects the Planning and Execution of Arm Reaching Movements

@inproceedings{Mirabella2012ProcessingOH,
  title={Processing of Hand-Related Verbs Specifically Affects the Planning and Execution of Arm Reaching Movements},
  author={Giovanni Mirabella and Sara Iaconelli and Silvia Spadacenta and Paolo Federico and Vittorio Gallese},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Even though a growing body of research has shown that the processing of action language affects the planning and execution of motor acts, several aspects of this interaction are still hotly debated. The directionality (i.e. does understanding action-related language induce a facilitation or an interference with the corresponding action?), the time course, and the nature of the interaction (i.e. under what conditions does the phenomenon occur?) are largely unclear. To further explore this topic… CONTINUE READING

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