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Neural basis of understanding communicative actions: Changes associated with knowing the actor's intention and the meanings of the actions.

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People can communicate by using hand actions, e.g., signs. Understanding communicative actions requires that the observer knows that the actor has an intention to communicate and the meanings of the actions. Here, we investigated how this prior knowledge affects processing of observed actions. We used functional MRI to determine changes in action processing when non-signers were told that the observed actions are communicative (i.e., signs) and learned the meanings of half of the actions. Pro...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Neuropsychologia More from this journal
Volume:
81
Pages:
230-237
Publication date:
2016-01-02
Acceptance date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
Language:
English
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pubs:588737
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uuid:1ec3aaf9-1cef-461f-ae2a-4cc506ad51ee
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pubs:588737
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588737
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2016-04-02

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