Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Frontiers in Psychology

Volume

4

Publisher

Frontiers Media

Publication Date

6-3-2013

First Page

1

Last Page

14

DOI

10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00273

Abstract

Actions that are chosen have properties that distinguish them from actions that are not. Of the nearly infinite possible actions that can achieve any given task, many of the unchosen actions are irrelevant, incorrect, or inappropriate. Others are relevant, correct, or appropriate but are disfavored for other reasons. Our research focuses on the question of what distinguishes actions that are chosen from actions that are possible but are not. We review studies that use simple preference methods to identify factors that contribute to action choices, especially for object-manipulation tasks. We can determine which factors are especially important through simple behavioral experiments.

Included in

Kinesiology Commons

Share

COinS