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Imagery and perception-action mediation in imitative actions.

Vogt, S. (1996) Imagery and perception-action mediation in imitative actions. Cognitive Brain Research, 3 (2). pp. 79-86. ISSN 0926-6410

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Abstract

This paper describes two lines of research exploring a hypothetical function of imagery in the context of imitative actions: the mediation between perceptual and motor processes. Both experimental approaches, a sequence learning task and a timing imitation task, demonstrate that engagement into imagery as a temporally distinct activity between observation and performance is not required for accurate imitation. Moreover, evidence is provided that generative processes can take place during event observation itself, thus making a separate recoding stage redundant. Nevertheless, in the absence of a visual display, imagery of a movement sequence exerted similar learning effects as physical and observational practice, and visual and motor imagery were found to be equally effective rehearsal strategies for maintenance of temporal information in short-term memory.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cognitive Brain Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceptual-motor interaction ; Movement imitation ; Timing ; Motion perception ; Motor imagery ; Short-term memory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 19009
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2008 14:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:24
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19009

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