By Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, Arvid Herwig

The rising box of motion technology is characterised through a range of theoretical and methodological techniques that proportion the elemental practical trust that evolution has optimized cognitive structures to serve the calls for of motion. This e-book brings jointly the constitutive techniques of motion technological know-how in one resource, protecting the relation of motion to such cognitive services as belief, cognizance, reminiscence, and volition. each one bankruptcy deals a tutorial-like description of an important line of inquiry, written by means of a number one scientist within the box. Taken jointly, the chapters mirror a dynamic and swiftly transforming into box and supply a discussion board for comparability and attainable integration of ways. After discussing center questions on how activities are managed and discovered, the e-book considers ecological techniques to motion technological know-how; neurocogntive techniques to motion knowing and a spotlight; developmental ways to motion technological know-how; social activities, together with imitation and joint motion; and the relationships among motion and the conceptual approach (grounded cognition) and among volition and motion. An rising self-discipline is determined by a wealthy and multifaceted offer of theoretical and methodological ways. the variety of views provided during this ebook will function a advisor for destiny explorations in motion technology.

Contributors: Lawrence W. Barsalou, Miriam Beisert, Valerian Chambon, Thomas Goschke, Patrick Haggard, Arvid Herwig, Herbert Heuer, Cecilia Heyes, Bernhard Hommel, Glyn W. Humphreys, Richard B. Ivry, Markus Kiefer, Günther Knoblich, Sally A. Linkenauger, Janeen D. Loehr, Peter J. Marshall, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Wolfgang Prinz, Dennis R. Proffitt, Giacomo Rizzolatti, David A. Rosenbaum, Natalie Sebanz, Corrado Sinigaglia, Sandra Sülzenbrück, Jordan A. Taylor, Michael T. Turvey, Claes von Hofsten, Rebecca A. Williamson

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London: Academic. Wolpert, D. M. & Kawato, M. (1998). Multiple paired forward and inverse models for motor control. Neural Networks, 11, 1317–1329. I Control and Learning 2 Tool Use in Action: The Mastery of Complex Visuomotor Transformations Herbert Heuer and Sandra Sülzenbrück Introduction Humans have extraordinary skills of tool use that exceed those of other primates. A possible reason is that basic sensorimotor learning is supplemented with mechanical reasoning (cf. Johnson-Frey, 2003). In general, tool use is the “use of a functionally unattached environmental object to alter more efficiently the form, position, or condition of or to perceive, or to act directly and physically upon, another object, another organism, or the user itself when the user holds or carries the tool during, or just prior to, use and is responsible for the proper and effective orientation of the tool” (Holmes, Sanabria & Calvert, 2007).

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