Editorial: Perceiving and Acting in the real world: from neural activity to behavior

Monaco, Simona, Buckingham, Gavin, Sperandio, Irene and Crawford, Doug (2016) Editorial: Perceiving and Acting in the real world: from neural activity to behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10. ISSN 1662-5161

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The interaction between perception and action represents one of the pillars of human evolutionary success. Our interactions with the surrounding world involve a variety of behaviors, almost always including movements of the eyes and hands. Such actions rely on neural mechanisms that must process an enormous amount of information in order to generate appropriate motor commands. Yet, compared to the great advancements in the field of perception for cognition, the neural underpinnings of how we control our movements, as well as the interactions between perception and motor control, remain elusive. With this research topic we provide a framework for: 1) the perception of real objects and shapes using visual and haptic information, 2) the reference frames for action and perception, and 3) how perceived target properties are translated into goal-directed actions and object manipulation. The studies in this special issue employ a variety of methodologies that include behavioural kinematics, neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation and patient cases. Here we provide a brief summary and commentary on the articles included in this research topic.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Monaco, Buckingham, Sperandio and Crawford. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:00
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58212
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00179

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