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Action ScienceFoundations of an Emerging Discipline$
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Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018555

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

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Joint Action: From Perception-Action Links to Shared Representations

Joint Action: From Perception-Action Links to Shared Representations

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(p.333) 13 Joint Action: From Perception-Action Links to Shared Representations
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Action Science
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Janeen D. Loehr

Natalie Sebanz

Günther Knoblich

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0013

This chapter focuses on examining the concept of joint action, which involves coordinated representation of perception–action processes. Investigations reveal that intimate relationships between perception and action result in coordination between two individuals who process the same perpetual or motor information that drives them to imitate each other. The chapter also finds that joint action can be performed with the need for cognitive representations of ideas and actions, and furthermore reveals that entrainment can provide indirect benefits for joint action by influencing the relationship prevailing between the performers along with respective cognitive processing.

Keywords:   joint action, perception–action processes, motor information, entrainment, cognitive processing

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