Motor-visual neurons and action recognition in social interactions

Stephan De La Rosa, Heinrich Bulthoff

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Cook et al. suggest that motor-visual neurons originate from associative learning. This suggestion has interesting implications for the processing of socially relevant visual information in social interactions. Here, we discuss two aspects of the associative learning account that seem to have particular relevance for visual recognition of social information in social interactionsÂ-Â namely, context-specific and contingency based learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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