Action planning in tool use

Research report (imported) 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Authors
Massen, Cristina; Lepper, Miriam; Prinz, Wolfgang
Departments
Psychologie (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Prinz)
MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Summary
Among the most fascinating motor abilities of humans and animals is the capacity to use tools in order to achieve desired effects in the environment. A study of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences shows that humans have an abstract internal model of the tool-specific mapping between external effect and associated bodily movement which is accessed in the process of action planning.

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