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Neurophysiology of Action Recognition

Emily D. Grossman

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the neural correlates of human action perception, specifically the perception of bodies and body movements. It also provides a brief discussion on the likely connection of this ... More


Events and Actions as Dynamically Molded Spatiotemporal Objects: A Critique of the Motor Theory of Biological Motion Perception

Geoffrey P. Bingham and Emily A. Wickelgren

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The motor theory of biological motion perception hypothesizes that motor commands (or records thereof) are used to recognize human event recognition, motor theory, biological motion perception ... More


People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Kerri Johnson and Maggie Shiffrar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The human body has long been a rich source of inspiration for the arts, and artists have long recognized the body's special status. While the scientific study of body perception also has an important ... More


Retrieving Information from Human Movement Patterns

Nikolaus F. Troje

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses a computational framework used to retrieve stylistic information from visual human locomotion patterns over the past years. The algorithm was initially developed to identify ... More


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