How Thought Influences Action
How thought influences action — Insights from brain computer interfaces
Posted Apr 22, 2012
Is this how people generally guide and perceive their own actions? According to William James', the father of American psychology and popularizer of this kind of ideomotor theory, the answer is a resounding yes. Ideomotor theory states that action guidance, and action knowledge, are limited to perceptual-like representations of action outcomes (e.g., the ‘image' of one's finger flexing), with the
To learn more about Ezequiel Morsella's research and books (e.g., Oxford Handbook of Human Action), please visit his lab's website, the Action and Consciousness Lab.