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The role of selective attention in matching observed and executed actions.

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Substantial evidence suggests that observed actions can engage their corresponding motor representations within the observer. It is currently believed that this process of observation-execution matching occurs relatively automatically, without the need for top-down control. In this study we tested the susceptibility of the observation-execution matching process to selective attention. We used a Go/NoGo paradigm to investigate the phenomenon of 'automatic imitation', in which participants are ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
786-795
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:9034923d-6180-4e2e-9eaa-01460f953c39
Source identifiers:
455595
Local pid:
pubs:455595

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