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Human Action Control

From Intentions to Movements

  • Bernhard Hommel
  • Stephen B.R.E. Brown
  • Dieter Nattkemper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 1-9
  3. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 11-45
  4. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 47-74
  5. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 75-107
  6. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 109-128
  7. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 129-145
  8. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 147-166
  9. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 167-195
  10. Bernhard Hommel, Stephen B. R. E. Brown, Dieter Nattkemper
    Pages 197-213
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 215-220

About this book

Introduction

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction into the areas of human action planning and action control. It discusses the basic theoretical issues and questions in understanding the planning and control of human goal-directed action. The authors begin by presenting an integrative theoretical framework and the neurobiological foundations of action planning and execution. Subsequent chapters discuss how goals are represented and how they guide action control; how perception and action interact; how simple and complex actions are selected and planned; how multitasking works; and how actions are monitored. Topics of interest include: stimulus-triggered selections, rule-based selections, intentional action selections, and intuitive decision-making. 

Human Action Control is a must-have resource for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and doctorate students in cognitive psychology and related areas, such as the cognitive neurosciences, and developmental and social psychology.

Keywords

Neurobiological foundations of human action cognitive representations of goals conceptualization of intentions and goals cortical areas invlolves in planning and action control human goal-directed actions role of consciousness

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Hommel
    • 1
  • Stephen B.R.E. Brown
    • 2
  • Dieter Nattkemper
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of PsychologyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of PsychologyHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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