Binding in voluntary action control

Nattkemper, Dieter and Ziessler, Michael and Frensch, Peter A. (2010) Binding in voluntary action control. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 34 (7). pp. 1092-1101. ISSN 0149-7634

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The last decade has seen a proliferation of empirical studies that seek to understand how the cognitive system links voluntary motor actions with their perceptual effects. A view that has found considerable support in this research is the ideomotor approach to action control which holds that actors select, initiate, and execute a movement by activating anticipatory codes of the movement's sensory effects. We, first review the empirical evidence from different paradigms showing that effects of voluntary actions become anticipated during response production. In a second step we survey empirical data investigating the nature of the mechanisms that link voluntary motor actions with their intended and expected perceptual effects. We argue that the integration, or binding, of perceptual and motor codes occurs in action planning where features of intended effects are selectively bound to features of the actions that are selected to achieve these effects in the environment. As a final step we will summarize empirical findings that may elucidate the particular roles of effect-code activation in response production and control.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,34(7), 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2009.12.013
Keywords: Action planning, Effect anticipation, Ideomotor theory, Motor control
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 13:17
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2013 13:17

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