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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher
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Patrick Haggard

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.001.0001

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Bodily bonds: effects of social context on ideomotor movements

Bodily bonds: effects of social context on ideomotor movements

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(p.267) 13 Bodily bonds: effects of social context on ideomotor movements
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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition
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Natalie Sebanz

Maggie Shiffrar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0013

This chapter examines ideomotor movements and investigates the factors that determine whether people produce imitative or compensatory movements while watching other people's actions. It provides a short overview of ideomotor theory, which provides a foundation for the empirical study of ideomotor movements and reviews previous studies that deal with the question of how social context modulates motor resonance. Some of the factors identified as being able to modulate the degree to which motor resonance takes place include the psychological relationship between actor and observer, the nature of their interaction, and the spatial relation of their bodies.

Keywords:   ideomotor movements, actions, compensatory movements, motor resonance, bodily bonds, social context

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