Embodying Body Representation
On unawareness of action and awareness of inaction; how the impaired body constrains the mind
Sensorimotor Processes (Including Prediction) Fully Constitute Language Comprehension
The simulation of language content (i.e., comprehension) almost certainly involves more than motor processes. I will outline an account of simulation, the Glenberg & Gallese (2012) ABL theory, that is centered in the motor system, but extends into sensory systems. The theory proposes that sensorimotor processes, including prediction, fully constitute language comprehension. Then, I will describe two projects, one using EEG and one using behavioral measures, that test this claim. Both projects demonstrate bi-directional causal effects: Manipulating language affects the motor system and manipulating the motor system affects language comprehension. These bi-directional causal effects are consistent with a constituative relation between language and sensorimotor processes.
Perception of intention and perception of action
Perceiving, feeling, and acting: Three sides of the same coin
Grounding cognition in joint action?
I will ask the question how the requirements of joint action shape individual planning and/or learning and/or communication and/or experience. Homepage
Effect-based action control
Attributing self-agency to the sensory consequences of one's own actions: mechanisms, substrates & disorders
Models of action-based perception - achievements and challenges
Action-based approaches gain more and more importance in explaining
human perception and cognition. They inspire new paradigms for studying
human behavior and provide new interpretations of the underlying neural
activity. The main concepts also find fertile ground in the field of
artificial agents, where they open prospects for the development of
control architectures which enable robots to cope with the real world.
Using the example of sensorimotor contingency theory, the talk gives an
overview of recent achievements in these fields. They show that
application of the theory holds promise, but also that the concept of
action needs development.
Ways of Action Science. Why extending the scope of cognition is not enough
Does motor resonance require perceptual awareness?
I will present a series of behavioral and brain stimulation studies investigating how motor and visual representations are used in perceiving others' actions in conditions of low and high visibility. Homepage
VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
|Friday, 7th Nov|
|9.30||Matthis Synofzik / Simone Schütz-Bosbach / Gottfried Vosgerau||Welcome and Introduction|
|10||Patrick Haggard||Perception of intention and perception of action|
|11.30||Wolfgang Prinz||Ways of Action Science. Why extending the scope of cognition is not enough|
|14||Wilfried Kunde||Effect-based action control|
|15||Alexander Maye||Models of action-based perception - achievements and challenges|
|16.30||Arthur Glenberg||Sensorimotor Processes (Including Prediction) Fully Constitute Language Comprehension|
|17.30||Antje Gentsch||Towards a common framework of grounded action cognition|
|Saturday, 8th Nov|
|9||Jonathan Cole||Impaired Embodiment and Experience; grounded observations on grounded cognition|
|10.30||Axel Lindner||Attributing self-agency to the sensory consequences of one's own actions: mechanisms, substrates & disorders|
|11.30||Adrian Alsmith||Embodying Body Representation|
|14||Bernhard Hommel||Perceiving, feeling, and acting: Three sides of the same coin|
|15||Cosimo Urgesi||Does motor resonance require perceptual awareness?|
|16.30||Günther Knoblich||Grounding cognition in joint action?|