Hamilton A, 2011, "Observing and understanding action: A hierarchical approach" Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 28
Observing and understanding action: A hierarchical approach
Watching other people's actions provides a critical way to learn about other's intentions and about the physical world. A broad network of brain regions which respond to observation of actions has been identified, but the roles and cognitive contributions of different components of this network are still debated. I will argue that action understanding must be considered in a hierarchical framework, in which different representations of action kinematics, goals and intentions can exist simultaneously. I present data from behavioural, fMRI and new eye-tracking experiments to support these claims.
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