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Subjects view images of actions in order to learn the action themselves.

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action observation task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with action observation task


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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

response time

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Observational learning of new movement sequences is reflected in fronto-parietal coherence.
van der Helden J, van Schie HT, Rombouts C
PloS one (PLoS One)
2010 Dec 31

Motor learning by observation: evidence from a serial reaction time task.
Heyes CM, Foster CL
(Q J Exp Psychol A)
2002 Apr

Modulation of neural activity during observational learning of actions and their sequential orders.
Frey SH, Gerry VE
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience (J Neurosci)
2006 Dec 20