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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher
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Patrick Haggard

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.001.0001

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On the origin of intentions

On the origin of intentions

(p.601) 26 On the origin of intentions
Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Jan Peter de Ruiter

Matthijs L. Noordzij

Sarah Newman-Norlund

Peter Hagoort

Ivan Toni

Oxford University Press

This chapter proposes an alternative approach for understanding how intentions are induced. This approach is based on the assumption that generating intentions in a third person relies on similar mechanisms to those involved in generating first-person intentions. The chapter examines cognitive and cerebral operations supporting the generation of communicative actions and suggests that motor intentions are retrodictive with respect to the neurophysiological mechanisms that generate a given action, while being predictive with respect to the potential intention attribution evoked by a given action in other agents.

Keywords:   intentions, cognitive operations, cerebral operations, communicative action, neurophysiological mechanisms, intention attribution

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