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Inferring another's expectation from action: the role of peripheral sensation

Inferring another's expectation from action: the role of peripheral sensation
Inferring another's expectation from action: the role of peripheral sensation
It is unclear how knowledge of one's actions and one's body contribute to the understanding of others' actions. Here we show that two subjects lacking cutaneous touch and sense of movement and position show a selective deficit in interpreting another person's anticipation of weight when seeing him lifting boxes. We suggest that this ability occurs through mental simulation of action dependent on internal motor representations, which require peripheral sensation for their maintenance.
1097-6256
1295-1297
Bosbach, Simone
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Cole, Jonathan
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Prinz, Wolfang
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Knoblich, Gunther
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Bosbach, Simone
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Cole, Jonathan
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Prinz, Wolfang
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Knoblich, Gunther
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Bosbach, Simone, Cole, Jonathan, Prinz, Wolfang and Knoblich, Gunther (2005) Inferring another's expectation from action: the role of peripheral sensation. Nature Neuroscience, 8 (10), 1295-1297. (doi:10.1038/nn1535).

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Abstract

It is unclear how knowledge of one's actions and one's body contribute to the understanding of others' actions. Here we show that two subjects lacking cutaneous touch and sense of movement and position show a selective deficit in interpreting another person's anticipation of weight when seeing him lifting boxes. We suggest that this ability occurs through mental simulation of action dependent on internal motor representations, which require peripheral sensation for their maintenance.

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Published date: 2005
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Local EPrints ID: 27537
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/27537
ISSN: 1097-6256
PURE UUID: b8cbd3c7-f8b0-4b47-86f4-0486c6960f2a

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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:04

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