Goals and Movement
An action is a sequence of movements executed by an individual. Actions are goal-directed; this feature is what distinguishes actions from behavior or movement. The goal of an action can be a change of the environment (production of an effect) or a change in the situation of the individual in the environment (movement to a physical target).
In the projects of this cluster the role of action goals is investigated in different areas. A major question is how intended action goals influence action selection, action initiation, action execution, and action evaluation. In addition the role of action goals in action observation (here: of animation objects) is investigated.