Testing boundary conditions of the ideomotor hypothesis using a delayed response task.

@article{Shin2012TestingBC,
  title={Testing boundary conditions of the ideomotor hypothesis using a delayed response task.},
  author={Yun Kyoung Shin and Robert W. Proctor},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={360-72}
}
Ideomotor theory accounts for how an action's consequence is incorporated into an action concept in the form of a perceptual image that, when retrieved, serves to initiate the action. The ideomotor idea is compelling, because the ultimate purpose of an action is to bring about a certain change in the environment. This study investigated the time-course of response-effect compatibility (REC), which produces a shorter reaction-time when response effects are compatible with the responses than when… CONTINUE READING
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