Imitation of transitive and intransitive actions in healthy individuals.

Abstract:

:A handful of patients have been described as being impaired in performing transitive gestures, despite being still able to perform intransitive gestures. This impairment need not be explained by assuming different mechanisms; rather, it can be due to transitive actions being more difficult. In this study we tested whether neurologically healthy participants had greater difficulties in imitating transitive actions with respect to intransitive actions. Consistent with the prediction, subjects imitated intransitive better than transitive gestures. The ease of imitation of intransitive actions supports the complexity account of apraxic impairments.

journal_name

Brain Cogn

journal_title

Brain and cognition

authors

Carmo JC,Rumiati RI

doi

10.1016/j.bandc.2008.09.007

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2009-04-01 00:00:00

pages

460-4

issue

3

eissn

0278-2626

issn

1090-2147

pii

S0278-2626(08)00290-X

journal_volume

69

pub_type

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