Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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The perception-action interaction comes first

Ludovic Marina1 and Julien Lagardea1

a1 Motor Efficiency and Motor Deficiency Laboratory, Sport Sciences Department, University Montpellier 1, 34090 Montpellier, France.


Dijkerman & de Haan (D&dH) study perception and action as two independent processes. However, in all daily activities the processes are completely intertwined, so it is difficult to separate one from the other. Humans perceive in order to move and also move in order to perceive. Understanding first how perception and action are coordinated, leads us then to determine how each component works independently.

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