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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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Ideomotor Action Control: On the Perceptual Grounding of Voluntary Actions and Agents

Ideomotor Action Control: On the Perceptual Grounding of Voluntary Actions and Agents

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(p.112) (p.113) 5 Ideomotor Action Control: On the Perceptual Grounding of Voluntary Actions and Agents
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Action Science
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Bernhard Hommel

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0005

This chapter focuses on explaining the main assumptions of the Theory of Event Coding, which is given such prominence because it is the most significant ideomotor approach. The chapter emphasizes the most significant theoretical issues that need to be addressed to verify the approach, examining whether agents acquire action–effect relationships as suggested by the theory and whether these agents are able to predict the perceptual effects as claimed in the theory. It also examines whether these predictions have any control over the action and which aspects of actions are controlled by these predictions, along with the implications of theory and related processes for representing the agent’s self.

Keywords:   Event Coding, ideomotor approach, perceptual effects

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