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Perception and Action: Recent Advances in Cognitive Neuropsychology : A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology - Jean Decety

Perception and Action: Recent Advances in Cognitive Neuropsychology

A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

By: Jean Decety (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780863776007
Number Of Pages: 340

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Perception and action have long been considered as two separate information processes and accordingly they have been investigated in relative isolation from one another. However, it is acknowledged that perception and action are functionally related.
This special issue on perception and action presents original contributions from cognitive neuroscientists and cognitive neuropsychologists who address this area from different complementary perspectives.
Functional imaging investigations have recently extended to the study of several cognitive processes involved in the recognition of actions or body parts. Two papers report on brain-activation experiments in healthy human subjects during the recognition of hand positions and during the perception of human actions. The visual mechanisms underlying the perception of biological movements are investigated in normal subjects, with the use of the apparent motion paradigm. Several papers deal with neuropsychological cases, with apraxic patients, with Parkinson patients, and with an agnosic patient. The study of perception and action is relevant to psychopathology, as attested to by the work on autistic patients. A review paper on willed action and its physiological basis is also presented.

Willed Action and its Impairments
The Neural Basis of Implicit Movements Used in Recognizing Hand Shape
Ideational and Naturalistic Action
Gesture Imitation in Autism I: Nonsymbolic Postures and Sequences
Down Effect of the Strategy on the Perception of Human Biological Motion: A PET Investigation
The Visual Perception of Human Locomotion
Dyssynchronous Apraxia: Failure to Combine Simultaneous Preprogrammed Movements
Evidence for Movement Preprogramming and On-line Control in
Differentially Impaired Patients with Parkinson's Disease
The Perception of Spatial Relations in a Patient with Visual Form Agnosia
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ISBN: 9780863776007
ISBN-10: 0863776000
Series: Special Issues of Cognitive Neuropsychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.43 x 19.66  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1