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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 technological know-how is characterised through a range of theoretical and methodological methods that proportion the elemental sensible trust that evolution has optimized cognitive platforms to serve the calls for of motion. This e-book brings jointly the constitutive methods of motion technological know-how in one resource, masking the relation of motion to such cognitive features as notion, recognition, reminiscence, and volition. every one bankruptcy bargains a tutorial-like description of an important line of inquiry, written by way of a number one scientist within the box. Taken jointly, the chapters replicate a dynamic and quickly turning out to be 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 techniques to motion technology; neurocogntive techniques to motion figuring out and a focus; developmental ways to motion technological know-how; 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 relies on a wealthy and multifaceted offer of theoretical and methodological ways. the range of views provided during this ebook will function a advisor 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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