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Author Hommel, Bernhard ♦ Maasen, S. ♦ Prinz, W. ♦ Eds, G. Roth
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher University Press
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Cognitive Code ♦ Sensory Movement Effect ♦ Backward Direction ♦ Lotzeharle Principle ♦ Automatic Acquisition ♦ Anticipated Trigger Stimulus ♦ Intended Outcome ♦ Movement Pattern ♦ Activated Feature Code ♦ Goal-directed Behaviour ♦ Trigger Stimulus ♦ Voluntary Action ♦ Action Plan ♦ Bilateral Association ♦ Cognitive Underpinnings
Description This chapter deals with the cognitive underpinnings of voluntary action, here defined as goal-directed behaviour. It is delineates how voluntary action emerges through the automatic acquisition of bilateral associations between cognitive codes of movement patterns and sensory movement effects. Once acquired, these associations can be used in the backward direction to choose movement patterns by activating codes of intended outcomes (the LotzeHarle principle). Actions are planned by specifying the features of intended outcomes, binding the activated feature codes, and integrating them with features of anticipated trigger stimuli. Integrated action plans are then carried out automatically as soon as the trigger stimulus is encountered.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article