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What Is Biological Motion? Definition, Stimuli, and Paradigms

Nikolaus F. Troje

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The study of biological motion perception was introduced into vision research some forty years ago by Swedish psychologist Gunnar Johansson. Since that time, questions and approaches surrounding this ... More


Evidence for Functional Specialization in the Human Superior Temporal Sulcus (STS): Consideration of Biological Motion Perception and Social Cognition

Emily D. Grossman

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The perception of human actions in point-light biological motion animations relies on the coordinated activity of brain regions in the occipital, parietal, and frontal cortex. This chapter discusses ... More


From Motion Cues to Social Perception: Innate Predispositions

Francesca Simion, Lara Bardi, Elena Mascalzoni, and Lucia Regolin

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The present chapter deals with the role of innate predispositions and experience in the origin of sensitivity to social agents, causal relations, and animacy. Experimental evidence will be reviewed ... More


The Role of Self-Produced Movement in the Perception of Biological Motion and Intentional Actions in Infants

Petra Hauf

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Recent research has focused on the question of how infants come to understand others’ actions and intentions and how this understanding might be related to their agentive experience. Framed by the ... More


Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

As adults, we can quickly interpret minimal visual information as a cue that something is animate, as when we briefly catch sight of a mouse darting from hiding place to hiding place. With a mere ... More


Introduction: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Perception

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The focus of this book is on the detection and interpretation of intentional social entities. While Fritz Heider is often considered one of the major influences on social psychology his emphasis on ... More


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