Publication details [#1109]

Mille, Luke E. and Ayse P. Saygin. 2013. Individual differences in the perception of biological motion: Links to social cognition and motor imagery. Cognition 128 : 140–148. 9 pp.
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Amsterdam: Elsevier


This paper approaches biological motion perception with a particular focus on the role played by social cognition (e.g., empathy) and motor imagery (e.g., kinesthetic mental imagery). On the basis of experimental evidence, it is suggested that biological motion processing is associated with social measures but not with motion imagery, while sensitivity for using motion cues is associated with motion imagery rather than with social measures. Overall, it seems that social cognition and motor imagery both contribute to the perception of biological motion, albeit in relation to different aspects of perception.