The Case of Pretense: Observing Actions and Inferring Goals

Abstract

When we observe an action, we know almost immediately what goal is pursued by the actor. Strikingly, this applies also to pretend action (pantomime), which provides relevant information about the manipulation itself but not about the manipulated objects. The present fMRI study addressed the issue of goal inference from pretend action as compared with real… (More)
DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2009.21049

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