Humans anticipate the goal of other people’s point-light actions
2012 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 3, 120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This eye tracking study investigated the degree to which biological motion information from manual point-light displays provides sufficient information to elicit anticipatory eye movements. We compared gaze performance of adults observing a biological motion point-light display of a hand reaching fora goal object or a non-biological version of the same event. Participants anticipated the goal of the point-light action in the biological motion condition but not in a non-biological control condition. The present study demonstrates that kinematic information from biological motion can be used to anticipate the goal of other people's point-light actions and that the presence of biological motion is sufficient for anticipation to occur.
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2012. Vol. 3, 120
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183204DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00120ISI: 000208863900132PubMedID: 22557986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183204DiVA: diva2:562105