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Title: Code for: The role of action effects in motor sequence planning and execution: Exploring the influence of temporal and spatial effect anticipation
Authors: Brown, Rachel M.
Friedgen, Erik
Koch, Iring
Issue Date: 21-May-2021
Publisher: PsychArchives
Abstract: Code for accepted article titled: The role of action effects in motor sequence planning and execution: Exploring the influence of temporal and spatial effect anticipation. DOI 10.1007/s00426-021-01525-2
Actions we perform every day generate perceivable outcomes with both spatial and temporal features. According to the ideomotor principle, we plan our actions by anticipating the outcomes, but this principle does not directly address how sequential movements are influenced by different outcomes. We examined how sequential action planning is influenced by the anticipation of temporal and spatial features of action outcomes. We further explored the influence of action sequence switching. Participants performed cued sequences of button presses that generated visual effects which were either spatially compatible or incompatible with the sequences, and the spatial effects appeared after a short or long delay. The sequence cues switched or repeated across trials, and the predictability of action sequence switches was varied across groups. The results showed a delay-anticipation effect for sequential action, whereby a shorter anticipated delay between action sequences and their outcomes speeded initiation and execution of the cued action sequences. Delay anticipation was increased by predictable action switching, but it was not strongly modified by the spatial compatibility of the action outcomes. The results extend previous demonstrations of delay anticipation to the context of sequential action. The temporal delay between actions and their outcomes appears to be retrieved for sequential planning and influences both the initiation and the execution of actions.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4296
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4860
Citation: Brown, R. M., Friedgen, E., & Koch, I. (2021). Code for: The role of action effects in motor sequence planning and execution: Exploring the influence of temporal and spatial effect anticipation. PsychArchives. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.4860
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