Mind and Motion: The Bidirectional Link between Thought and Action

Progress in Brain Research

Edited by

  • Markus Raab, Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Hauke Heekeren

This volume investigates the implications of how our brain directs our movements on decision making. An extensive body of knowledge in chapters from international experts is presented as well as integrative group reports discussing new directions for future research.The understanding of how people make decisions is of central interest to experts working in fields such as psychology, economics, movement science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroinformatics, robotics, and sport science. For the first time the current volume provides a multidisciplinary overview of how action and cognition are integrated in the planning of and decisions about action.
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Neuroscientists, psychologists, movement scientists, sports scientists, and economists


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53356-2

Table of Contents

1. Grounding Cognition in Action: Expertise, Comprehension, and Judgment

2. On the relativity of athletic performance: A comparison perspective on performance judgments in sports

3. A cognitive movement scientist’s view on the link between thought and action: Insights from the “Badische Zimmer” metaphor

4. Perceiving and moving in High Pressure Contexts

5. How do people perceive and generate options

6. How the orbitofrontal cortex contributes to decision-making. A view from neuroscience

7. Perceiving the intentions of others: How do skilled performers make anticipation judgements?

8. The bidirectional links between decision-making, perception and action

9. Failing to perform in Penalty Kicks

10. Getting around: Making fast and frugal navigation decisions

11. A Sequential Sampling Approach for Multiattribute Choice Options

12. Embodied cognition of movement decisions: A computational modeling approach

13. A multiple-cue learning approach as the basis for understanding and improving football referees’ intuitive decision making

14. A Conceptual Framework for Integrating the Emotion-Perception-Cognition-Motion Systems

15. The influence of visual cues on the planning and execution of coordinated motor behavior

16. How Do Motoric Realities Shape, and Become Shaped By, the Way People Evaluate and Select Potential Courses of Action?

17. Perceptual decision making: A bidirectional link between mind and motion

18. Motor Imagery and its Implications for Understanding the Motor System

19. The Cognitive Nature of Action – Functional Links between Cognitive Psychology, Movement Science and Robotics

20. Mental Representations as an Underlying Mechanism for Human Performance

21. Biases and Optimality of Sensory-Motor and Cognitive Decision

22. Advances In Coupling Perception And Action: The Quiet Eye As A Bidirectional Link Between Gaze, Attention And Action

23. Juggling with the brain - thought and action in the human motor system.

24. How are actions physically implemented?

25. Mind and motion: Surveying successes and stumbles in looking ahead