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Computational Mechanisms of the Visual Processing of Action Stimuli

Falk Fleischer and Martin A. Giese

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Computational models are fundamentally important for testing the feasibility of theories of the visual processing of body movements and for deriving well-defined theoretical predictions that can be ... More


Teleological Understanding of Actions

Gergely Csibra and György Gergely

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

An observed behavior is interpreted as an action directed to a particular end state if it is judged to be the most efficient means available to the agent for achieving this goal in the given ... More


Why a rat is not a beast machine

Anthony Dickinson

in Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233151
eISBN:
9780191696596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233151.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates whether or not the laboratory rat is phenomenally conscious. The criterion for phenomenal consciousness is that the animal should be capable of goal-directed action. ... More


Application to Free Will: Non-Causal Compatibilism

Scott Sehon

in Free Will and Action Explanation: A Non-Causal, Compatibilist Account

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198758495
eISBN:
9780191818394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758495.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter applies the teleological account of agency developed in the first part of the book to free will. The chapter argues that free actions should be identified with behaviors for which we are ... More


Multicomponent Working Memory System with Distributed Executive Control

André Vandierendonck

in Working Memory: The state of the science

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198842286
eISBN:
9780191878282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842286.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The working memory model with distributed executive control accounts for the interactions between working memory and multi-tasking performance. The working memory system supports planned actions by ... More


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