FRAL - Programme franco-allemand en Sciences humaines et sociales

Intention-based and sensory-based predictions – ISP

Submission summary

Human action serves the purpose to accommodate to environmental demands (stimulus-driven action) and to achieve
effects in the environment (intention-based action). While stimulus-driven action is researched to a large extent, intentionbased
action is not, although it is of outmost importance in every-day life (as we gain control over the environmental
stimuli via the control of our actions only). Research on this type of action-effect cycle has developed a theoretical
perspective that puts a particular emphasis on predictive brain processes. By being able to predict the effects of our
actions on the environment, we know which action to choose for a desired effect. The present project aims at investigating
the impact of intentional action on action effect predictions, studies its modulation by attention, and compares this sort of
intentional-action-based predictions to sensory-based predictions.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Florian Waszak (Université Paris Descartes - Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


Institut für Psychologie, Universität Leipzig Institut für Psychologie, Universität Leipzig
UPD-LPP Université Paris Descartes - Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception

Help of the ANR 216,736 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2017 - 36 Months

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