Originally published in 1987, this title aimed to present an eclectic and biased account of the status of perception-action relationships in various fields at the time. The chapters can be divided into three sections. The first focuses on motor control, a neglected topic in the past and hence deserving the role of the starting point of this volume. In addition motor control provides a good background to discuss the clear sensory and perceptual effects. However, motor processes are also highly relevant to perception, which was usually less emphasized in the literature at the time. Therefore a special section is devoted to motor processes in perception together with the issue of integrating information from different sources. The book concludes with a section on attention and selection of perceptual information for subsequent action.
Preface Part 1: Perception and the Control of Movement 1. Information and Control: A Macroscopic Analysis of Perception-Action Coupling J.A.S. Kelso and B.A. Kay 2. Catching Claes von Hofsten 3. Ideo-Motor Action Wolfgang Prinz 4. The Acquisition of Skill: Some Modifications to the Perception-Action Relationship Through Practice Richard A. Schmidt 5. Brain Potentials Related to Preparation and Action C.H. M. Brunia 6. Sensorimotor Integration: The Role of Pyramidal Tract Neurons Christoph Fromm Part 2: Motor Processes in Perception 7. Muscle Sense and Innervation Feelings: A Chapter in the History of Perception and Action Eckart Scheerer 8. An Ecological Efference Mediation Theory of Natural Event Perception Wayne L. Shebliske 9. Oculomotor Information and Perception of Three-Dimensional Space D. Alfred Owens 10. Perceptual Learning by Saccades: A Cognitive Approach Peter Wolff 11. Information-Processing Theory and Strong Inference: A Paradigm for Psychological Inquiry Dominic W. Massaro 12. Asymmetries in the Relationship Between Speech Perception and Production Donald G. MacKay 13. Information Stores and Mechanisms: Early Stages of Visual Processing D.J.K. Mewhort Part 3: Attention and the Control of Action 14. Beyond Capacity: A Functional View of Attention Odmar Neumann 15. Selection for Action: Some Behavioral and Neurophysiological Considerations of Attention and Action Alan Allport 16. Central Selection in Vision A.H.C. van der Heijden. Author Index. Subject Index