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Motor Cognition
By Marc Jeannerod

Motor Cognition

What Actions Tell to the Self

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Motor Cognition by Marc Jeannerod

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Our ability to acknowledge and recognise our own identity - our 'self' - is a characteristic doubtless unique to humans. Where does this feeling come from? How does the combination of neurophysiological processes coupled with our interaction with the outside world construct this coherent identity? We know that our social interactions contribute via the eyes, ears etc. However, our self is not only influenced by our senses. It is also influenced by the actions we perform and those we see others perform. Our brain anticipates the effects of our own actions and simulates the actions of others. In this way, we become able to understand ourselves and to understand the actions and emotions of others. This book is the first to describe the new field of 'Motor Cognition' - one to which the author's contribution has been seminal. Though motor actions have long been studied by neuroscientists and physiologists, it is only recently that scientists have considered the role of actions in building the self. How consciousness of action is part of self-consciousness, how one's own actions determine the sense of being an agent, how actions performed by others impact on ourselves for understanding others, differentiating ourselves from them and learning from them: these questions are raised and discussed throughout the book, drawing on experimental, clinical, and theoretical bases. The advent of new neuroscience techniques, like neuroimaging and direct electrical brain stimulation, together with a renewal of behavioral methods in cognitive psychology, provide new insights into this area. Mental imagery of action, self-recognition, consciousness of actions, imitation can be objectively studied using these new tools. The results of these investigations shed light on clinical disorders in neurology, psychiatry and in neuro-development. This is a major new work that will lay down the foundations for the field of motor cognition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198569657
ISBN-10: 0198569653
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 157mm x 12mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Marc Jeannerod

Motor Cognition by Marc Jeannerod Motor Cognition, Hardback (June 2006)

'Motor Cognition' describes the field of motor cognition - one to which the author's contribution has been seminal. The book examines how the motor actions we perform and watch others perform play a pivotal role in the construction of the 'self' - our ability to acknowledge and recognise our own identity.

Higher-order Motor Disorders by Marc Jeannerod Higher-order Motor Disorders, Hardback (March 2005)

Discusses the control of complex movements. This volume provides coverage of such conditions as the grasping reflex, gait disorders, speech motor control and tics. It links research from the basic neurosciences to the clinical situation; and is intended for both researchers and clinicians.

Ways of Seeing by Marc Jeannerod Ways of Seeing, Paperback (October 2003)

'Ways of Seeing' is a unique collaboration between an eminent philosopher and a world famous neuroscientist. It focuses on one of the most basic human functions - vision. What does it mean to 'see'. It brings together electrophysiological studies, neuropsychology, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of mind.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Action by Marc Jeannerod Cognitive Neuroscience of Action, Paperback (January 1997)

Adopting a cognitive neuroscience approach to this question generates a new perspective and some challenging hypotheses. The book explores in detail the contribution of the brain structures, particularly the cerebral cortex, to the various aspects of movement preparation and execution.

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Author Biography - Marc Jeannerod

Marc Jeannerod, born in Lyon, France. Doctor in Medicine (1965), Thesis in Lyon, on sleep mechanisms. Post-doc at the Brain Research Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles (California). Professor in Physiology at the University Claude Bernard, Lyon. Runs his own lab on sensory-motor coordination, until 1997. 1997-2005: Founder and Director of the Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon. In this Institute, works on the mechanisms of the generation of actions Member, Academie des Sciences.

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