What's at the top in the top-down control of action? Script-sharing and 'top-top' control of action in cognitive experiments.

@article{Roepstorff2004WhatsAT,
  title={What's at the top in the top-down control of action? Script-sharing and 'top-top' control of action in cognitive experiments.},
  author={Andreas Roepstorff and Chris Frith},
  journal={Psychological research},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 2-3},
  pages={189-98}
}
The distinction between bottom-up and top-down control of action has been central in cognitive psychology, and, subsequently, in functional neuroimaging. While the model has proven successful in describing central mechanisms in cognitive experiments, it has serious shortcomings in explaining how top-down control is established. In particular, questions as to what is at the top in top-down control lead us to a controlling homunculus located in a mythical brain region with outputs and no inputs… CONTINUE READING
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