The research efforts of the Perception & Action Neuroscience Group directed by James Thompson are focused on examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other people’s actions. They investigate these issues using a combination of behavioral paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and electroencephalography (EEG). The goal of the group’s research is to further the understanding of how we see and act with others as part of everyday life, in specialized settings such as surveillance, and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired.
- Wheaton, K. J., Thompson, J. C., Syngeniotis, A., Abbott, D. F., & Puce, A. (2004). Viewing the motion of human body parts activates different regions of premotor, temporal, and parietal cortex. NeuroImage, 22(1), 277-288.
- Configural processing of biological motion in human superior temporal sulcus. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(39), 9059-9066.