Research in this area includes a broad range of topics. One the one hand, we study the neural basis of reaching and grasping, and the representation of planned actions. We are interested in the relations between different levels of sensorimotor mappings, from automatic to fully voluntary in both the upper limb and the facial motor system.
On the other hand, we study the cognitive functions of the motor system: examples here include the study of dynamic visual representations and stimulus-salience on (oculo) motor performance, interactions between object representations and actions, the selection of multisensory targets for eye and hand movements, the influence of motor systems on perceptual experience, motor responses to observed actions, and similarities and dissimilarities between areas involved in action execution and action understanding.
PIs working in this area
- Action Recognition and Concepts Group | P.I. Moritz Wurm
- Attention Networks Group | P.I. Daniel Baldauf
- Cognition Across the Senses - CATS | P.I. Francesco Pavani
- Motor Control Group | P.I. Luca Turella
- Neuroethics Research Group | P.I. Claudia Bonfiglioli
- Object Vision Group | P.I. Stefania Bracci
- Sensorimotors Processes in Action - SPA | P.I. Luigi Cattaneo
- Action and Cognition Group| P.I Simona Monaco