The cognitive neuroscience of action / Marc Jeannerod.Material type: TextSeries: Fundamentals of cognitive neurosciencePublication details: Oxford : Blackwell, 1997. ISBN: 063119603X; 0631196048Subject(s): Efferent pathways | Cognitive neuroscienceDDC classification: 612.8
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. General Introduction -- 2. Neural Substrates for Object-oriented Actions. 2.1. Visuomotor transformation as a dissociable visual function. 2.2. Neural coding in the visuomotor (dorsal) pathway: reaching movements. 2.3. Neural coding in the visuomotor (dorsal) pathway: grasping movements. 2.4. Predetermined motor patterns: the schema approach -- 3. Task-dependent Representations for Action. 3.1. Relevance of neural systems to task-dependent representations for action. 3.2. Object-oriented behaviour in lesions of the ventral system. 3.3. Brain activity mapping during object-oriented behaviour. 3.4. The representation of object-oriented actions. 3.5. Task-dependent dissociations of visuomotor and perceptual responses. 3.6. A note on apraxia -- 4. The Contribution of Mental Imagery to Understanding Motor Representations. 4.1. Motor imagery, a 'first person' process. 4.2. What is represented in motor images. 4.3. Physiological correlates of mental simulation of movement. 4.4. The effects of mental training. 4.5. Motor imagery in clinical disorders of movement and action -- 5. Action Planning. 5.1. A cognitive approach to action planning. 5.2. A neuropyschological approach to action planning. 5.3. Study of human brain activity during motor preparation and action planning. 5.4. The role of basal ganglia in action planning. 5.5. A synthetic conclusion on action planning -- 6. Design for a Motor Representation. 6.1. Requirements for representation neurons. 6.2. The internal structure of motor representations. 6.3. Testing the validity of comparator models. 6.4. Monitoring intentions.