Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline by Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, Arvid Herwig

By Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, Arvid Herwig

The rising box of motion technology is characterised through a range of theoretical and methodological techniques that proportion the fundamental practical trust that evolution has optimized cognitive platforms to serve the calls for of motion. This ebook brings jointly the constitutive techniques of motion technology in one resource, protecting the relation of motion to such cognitive services as belief, realization, reminiscence, and volition. each one bankruptcy deals a tutorial-like description of an incredible line of inquiry, written by way of a number one scientist within the box. Taken jointly, the chapters replicate a dynamic and swiftly becoming box and supply a discussion board for comparability and attainable integration of techniques. After discussing middle questions about how activities are managed and realized, the booklet considers ecological ways to motion technological know-how; neurocogntive ways to motion knowing and a spotlight; developmental ways to motion technology; social activities, together with imitation and joint motion; and the relationships among motion and the conceptual procedure (grounded cognition) and among volition and motion. An rising self-discipline depends upon a wealthy and multifaceted provide of theoretical and methodological methods. the variety of views provided during this booklet will function a consultant for destiny explorations in motion technology.

Contributors: Lawrence W. Barsalou, Miriam Beisert, Valerian Chambon, Thomas Goschke, Patrick Haggard, Arvid Herwig, Herbert Heuer, Cecilia Heyes, Bernhard Hommel, Glyn W. Humphreys, Richard B. Ivry, Markus Kiefer, Günther Knoblich, Sally A. Linkenauger, Janeen D. Loehr, Peter J. Marshall, Andrew N. Meltzoff, Wolfgang Prinz, Dennis R. Proffitt, Giacomo Rizzolatti, David A. Rosenbaum, Natalie Sebanz, Corrado Sinigaglia, Sandra Sülzenbrück, Jordan A. Taylor, Michael T. Turvey, Claes von Hofsten, Rebecca A. Williamson

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