© 1984

Cognition and Motor Processes

  • Wolfgang Prinz
  • Andries F. Sanders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Motor Control and Action Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George E. Stelmach, Barry G. Hughes
      Pages 3-18
    3. David A. Rosenbaum, Edward Saltzman
      Pages 51-61
    4. George W. McConkie, David Zola
      Pages 63-74
  3. Motor Contributions to Perception and Cognition

  4. Mediating Structures and Operations Between Cognition and Action

  5. Attention, Cognition, and Skilled Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229

About this book


The issue of the relationship between cognition and motor processes can be - and has been - raised at different levels of analysis. At the neurophysiological level it refers to the interactions between afferent and efferent information. At the neurological and neuropsychological level it relates to the mutual dependencies between the sensory and the motor part of the brain, or, more precisely, between sensory and motor functions of various parts of the brain. In psychology, the issue under debate concerns, at a molecular level, the relationship between percep­ tion and movement or, at a more molar level, the relations between cognition and action. For the title of this book we deliberately decided to combine two terms that are taken from two of these levels ,in order to emphasize both the multilevel structure of the issues involved and the multidis­ ciplinary nature of the following contributions. Although the term "cognition" has been tremendously misused in recent years (at least in psychology), it is still the only term available to serve as a convenient collective name for all sorts of cognitive processes and functions.


Action Handlung Kognition Motor Motorik Wahrnehmung cognition psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Prinz
    • 1
  • Andries F. Sanders
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für Experimentelle und Angewandte PsychologieUniversität BielefeldBielefeld 1Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institute for Perception TNOSoesterbergThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cognition and Motor Processes
  • Editors W. Prinz
    A. F. Sanders
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-12855-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-69384-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-69382-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 378
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cognitive Psychology
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