Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Theory of event coding: Interesting, but underspecified

Chris Oriet a1, Biljana Stevanovski a1 and Pierre Jolicoeur a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L Canada


The Theory of Event Coding (TEC) is a new framework for understanding interactions between perception and action. We are concerned that the theory is underspecified, showing that it can easily be used to make exactly opposite predictions. Precise specification of the time course of activation and binding is needed to make the theory useful for understanding the perception-action interface.