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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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Cognitive Foundations of Action Planning and Control

Cognitive Foundations of Action Planning and Control

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Action Science

David A. Rosenbaum

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the cognitive basis of planning and the control of physical actions. Investigations reveal that motor control is the main basis of different physical actions, and helps us to better understand action, despite suggesting a bifurcation of action and perception. Motor control researchers address a number of main problems to resolve these issues. Some of the addressed problems include the perceptual-motor integration problem and the serial order problem. The perceptual-motor integration problem is based on the finding that actions result in perceptual consequences, while the serial order problem is based on the finding that consecutive behaviors need to be prepared serially within a set time period.

Keywords:   cognitive basis, physical actions, motor control, consecutive behavior

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