Affordances are meaningful relations between the features of observed objects and the observer's action systems with its proper abilities. The notion of affordance integrates perceptual, cognitive and motor functions, so that perceiving an object, conducting cognitive operations on it, and executing motor actions with it cannot be considered as independent functions. Limb apraxia is a higher-order motor disorder that refers to disturbance of one or more of three domains: imitation of meaningless gestures, pantomime of meaningful gestures, and disturbance of interaction with objects. The first aim of the Research Topic was to put together theoretical and research contributions on affordance mechanisms to highlight their role in explaining apraxia deficits. The second aim was to clarify how studies on apraxia have implications for theories of affordances. Here we provide a summary of the contributions to the Research Topic. We will first discuss three issues related to the mechanisms underlying affordances and their implications for apraxia, then we will describe the studies directly focusing on apraxia.

Editorial: Bridging the theories of affordances and limb apraxia / Pellicano, Antonello; Borghi, ANNA MARIA; Binkofski, Ferdinand. - In: FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1662-5161. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2017), pp. 1-3. [10.3389/fnhum.2017.00148]

Editorial: Bridging the theories of affordances and limb apraxia

BORGHI, ANNA MARIA;
2017

Abstract

Affordances are meaningful relations between the features of observed objects and the observer's action systems with its proper abilities. The notion of affordance integrates perceptual, cognitive and motor functions, so that perceiving an object, conducting cognitive operations on it, and executing motor actions with it cannot be considered as independent functions. Limb apraxia is a higher-order motor disorder that refers to disturbance of one or more of three domains: imitation of meaningless gestures, pantomime of meaningful gestures, and disturbance of interaction with objects. The first aim of the Research Topic was to put together theoretical and research contributions on affordance mechanisms to highlight their role in explaining apraxia deficits. The second aim was to clarify how studies on apraxia have implications for theories of affordances. Here we provide a summary of the contributions to the Research Topic. We will first discuss three issues related to the mechanisms underlying affordances and their implications for apraxia, then we will describe the studies directly focusing on apraxia.
2017
affordances; apraxias; attention; handle-to-hand correspondence effect; language and affordances; stable/variable affordances; neuropsychology and physiological psychology; neurology; psychiatry and mental health; biological psychiatry; behavioral neuroscience
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Editorial: Bridging the theories of affordances and limb apraxia / Pellicano, Antonello; Borghi, ANNA MARIA; Binkofski, Ferdinand. - In: FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1662-5161. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:(2017), pp. 1-3. [10.3389/fnhum.2017.00148]
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