Navigation Links
Rutgers-Camden professor examines social capabilities of performing multiple-action sequences
Date:6/26/2013

The day of the big barbecue arrives and it's time to fire up the grill. But rather than toss the hamburgers and hotdogs haphazardly onto the grate, you wait for the heat to reach an optimal temperature, and then neatly lay them out in their apportioned areas according to size and cooking times. Meanwhile, your friend is preparing the beverages. Cups are grabbed face down from the stack, turned over, and using the other hand filled with ice.

While these tasks like countless, everyday actions may seem trivial at first glance, they are actually fairly complex, according to Robrecht van der Wel, an assistant professor of psychology at RutgersCamden. "For instance, the observation that you grab a glass differently when you are filling a beverage than when you are stacking glasses suggests that you are thinking about the goal that you want to achieve," he says. "How do you manipulate the glass? How do you coordinate your actions so that the liquid goes into the cup? These kinds of actions are not just our only way to accomplish our intentions, but they reveal our intentions and mental states as well."

van der Wel and his research partners, Marlene Meyer and Sabine Hunnius, turned their attention to how action planning generalizes to collaborative actions performed with others in a study, titled "Higher-order Planning for Individual and Joint Object Manipulations," published recently in Experimental Brain Research.

According to van der Wel, the researchers were especially interested in determining whether people's actions exhibit certain social capabilities when performing multiple-action sequences in concert with a partner. "It is a pretty astonishing ability that we, as people, are able to plan and coordinate our actions with others," says van der Wel. "If people plan ahead for themselves, what happens if they are now in a task where their action might influence another person's comfort? Do they actually take that into account
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom McLaughlin
trm100@camden.rutgers.edu
856-225-6545
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Children with asthma marginalized in movies, says Rutgers-Camden researcher
2. Phone app for managing heart disease created by Rutgers-Camden nursing student
3. Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant
4. Clemson professor awarded nearly $600,000 4-year grant to study language of plants
5. Louisiana Tech biomedical engineering professor earns recognition, funding for research
6. Women professorships low in some Scandinavian universities due to sexism
7. President Obama names SF State math professor a top young scientist
8. From textbook to flexbook: Professor uses new collaborative tool in the classroom
9. IHME professor named first health measurement winner of prestigious innovation award
10. Guys, take note: Male birth control pill may be ready soon, says Texas A&M professor
11. UBC professor wins Canadas top pharmaceutical research award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- A group representing U.S. obstetricians is calling for ... According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ... the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccination during pregnancy. ... be particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it can ... Riley, chair of the college,s Immunization Expert Work Group, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction ... associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having ... Author: Monica Morrow, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan ... Background: The Women,s Health and Cancer Rights Act ... following a mastectomy. Still, most women who undergo ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Hundreds of ... behalf of women who were allegedly injured due to ... in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard ... on August 15, 2014, the Court has established procedures ... Mirena lawsuits that are part of the proceeding’s initial ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... exercise may help older women avoid a condition that causes ... active postmenopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of ... researchers report in the Aug. 20 issue of the ... enjoyed this protection against the heart rhythm disorder even if ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Park Cities Pet Sitter , Inc. has announced their participation ... that benefits the animal shelter and rescue communities. Presents ... Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, ... part of their participation, Park Cities Pet Sitter plans to ... 4 Pets drive from their client base, as well as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group 2Health News:Patient perspectives on breast reconstruction following mastectomy 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuit News: Case Management Order Issued in New Jersey Mirena Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women 2Health News:Exercise May Guard Against Irregular Heartbeat in Older Women 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Announces Participation in the 2014 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters “Presents 4 Pets” Program 4
... detect cancer, people need to watch for lesions, experts stress ... your entire body should not be the standard of care ... , "There is no new direct evidence on the benefits ... a physician or by self-exam," said Dr. Tracy Wolff, a ...
... PHILADELPHIA, PA -- For years controversy has surrounded whether ... safety, cut medical errors, and reduce healthcare costs. Now, ... have discovered a way to get another bonus from ... of treatments for disease. , In the ...
... 6 ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... treatments for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and Molluscum Contagiosum ... changing its name to American Med Tech. (Logo: ... ferret out the suspected naked short sellers and ...
... Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation ... blind people in the United States, said: "The purpose ... currently being debated in the United States Senate, is ... all Americans. In order to accomplish this goal ...
... Alzheimer’s disease, who have high levels of amyloid beta (A) in ... ... Manhasset, NY (Vocus) February 6, 2009 -- People with ... amyloid beta (A²) in the serum, are at increased risk for ...
... Code Pink Boot Camp Debuts in Arizona and Hawaii; ... Lucy, CEO and founder of Code Pink Boot Camp, ... has grown 1200% in 2008 despite the turbulent economy ... and Hawaii."We are thrilled that Code Pink Boot Camp ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams 2Health News:Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams 3Health News:Penn study shows how electronic medical records can be used to test drug efficacy 2Health News:Penn study shows how electronic medical records can be used to test drug efficacy 3Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. to Change Name to American Med Tech 2Health News:Amyloid Beta Level in Serum Predicts Risk for Vascular Disease in First-Degree Relatives of Alzheimer's Patients 2Health News:Code Pink Boot Camp Thrives Despite Rough Economy 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... report is available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02051938/The-Market-for-Medical-Devices-in-EMEA .html The European, Middle ... makers of medical devices. As part of its ... in EMEA concentrates on the EMEA medical device ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Global Patient Scales Industry ... worldwide markets for Patient Scales in US$ Thousand ... & Baby Scales, Chair Scales, and Under Bed ... the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , August 20, 2014 ... of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited India (GPL), announces the ... a novel clinical development candidate, GBR 1302, a ... developed by the Glenmark Biologics Research Centre located ... GBR 1302 is based on Glenmark,s innovative BEAT ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 3The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 4The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 5Global Patient Scales Industry 2Global Patient Scales Industry 3Global Patient Scales Industry 4Global Patient Scales Industry 5Global Patient Scales Industry 6Global Patient Scales Industry 7Global Patient Scales Industry 8Global Patient Scales Industry 9Global Patient Scales Industry 10Global Patient Scales Industry 11Global Patient Scales Industry 12Global Patient Scales Industry 13Global Patient Scales Industry 14Global Patient Scales Industry 15Global Patient Scales Industry 16Global Patient Scales Industry 17Global Patient Scales Industry 18Global Patient Scales Industry 19Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 2Glenmark Enters Oncology With the Discovery and Initiation of IND Enabling Studies of an Innovative Bispecific Antibody 3
... Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 Life Technologies Corporation ... FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station , a revolutionary platform that ... accessible to all scientists, regardless of their technical expertise. ... five minutes and printed directly from the platform,s printer ...
...   Functional Brain Pathways Disrupted in ... researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have ... deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While previous studies have focused on ... the disorder. The researchers studied 18 children with ADHD ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 2Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 3Life Technologies Makes Fluorescence Microscopy Accessible to All Scientists 4News from the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago 2
... Biotech Captia™ Legionella pneumophila IgG/IgM ... intended for the qualitative detection ... IgM) to Legionella pneumophila (Legionella) ... patients with clinical suspicion of ...
The GoodKnight® 425 Bi-Level® device is suitable for travel and includes features such as automatic altitude compensation, optional cigarette lighter adapter and portable battery pack...
... approach to treatment that makes ... range to 25 cm H2O, ... patients with severe OSA. BiPAP ... humidification and built-in Encore® Pro ...
... HDL into large, intermediate and small particles ... The test procedure is simple and can ... A color coded profile is generated where ... Lipoprint HDL Kit contains all reagents necessary ...
Medicine Products: