The Representation of Action: Insights From Bimanual Coordination.

  title={The Representation of Action: Insights From Bimanual Coordination.},
  author={Flavio T. P. Oliveira and Richard B. Ivry},
  journal={Current directions in psychological science},
  volume={17 2},
The motor-program concept, emphasizing how actions are represented in the brain, helped bring the study of motor control into the realm of cognitive psychology. However, interest in representational issues was in limbo for much of the past 30 years, during which time the focus was on biomechanical and abstract accounts of the constraints underlying coordinated movement. We review recent behavioral and neuroscientific evidence that highlights multiple levels of constraints in bimanual… CONTINUE READING

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