The special issue aims at providing a forum for empirical and theoretical research on the integration of perceptual and motor processes in the human mind. Integrative approaches to perception and action have proved fruitful in several areas, including large-scale questions pertaining to the functional architecture of the mind. The papers collected in this issue consist of four reviews and nine reports of original research, approaching the integration of perception and action from a broad cognitive-neuropsychological perspective and using a variety of techniques from the study of deficits in brain-damaged patients, to electrophysiology, imaging data, kinematic and postural measures, and mental chronometry.
N. Bruno, P.P. Battaglini, Editorial. M.A. Goodale, Action Without Perception in Human Vision. V.H. Franz, K.R. Gegenfurtner, Grasping Visual Illusions: Consistent Data and No Dissociation. H.A. Anema, V.W.J. Wolswijk, C. Ruis, H.C. Dijkerman, Grasping Weber’s Illusion: The Effect of Receptor Density Differences on Grasping and Matching. M. Nardini, O. Braddick, J. Atkinson, D. Cowie, T. Ahmed, H. Reidy, Uneven Integration for Perception and Action Cues in Children’s Working Memory. C. Hesse, D.D.J. de Grave, V.H. Franz , E. Brenner, J.B.J. Smeets, Planning Movements Well in Advance. G. Mirabella, P. Pani, S. Ferraina, Context Influences on the Preparation and Execution of Reaching Movements. C. Chiavarino, I.A. Apperly, G.W. Humphreys, The Effect of Action Goal Hierarchy on the Coding of Object Orientation in Imitation Tasks: Evidence From Patients with Parietal Lobe Damage. Z. Shi, C. de’Sperati, Motion-induced Positional Biases in the Flash-lag Configuration. Á. Csathó, F. Tey, G. Davis, Threat Perception and Targeting: The Brainstem-amygdala-cortex Alarm System in Action? G. Carli, D. Manzoni, E.L. Santarcangelo, Hypnotizability-related Integration of Perception and Action. A. Lunardelli, A. Zadini, G. Gigli, R.I. Rumiati, Praxic and Executive Components in Tool Use Learning: The Role of Imitation. E. Làdavas, A. Serino, Action-dependent Plasticity in Peripersonal Space Representations. P. Bernardis, E. Salillas, N. Caramelli, Behavioural and Neurophysiological Evidence of Semantic Interaction Between Iconic Gestures and Words.