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Action and Bodily Movement

  • By: Maria Alvarez
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Human beings are agents: We have the capacity to act, which involves the capacity to cause and to prevent events. Indeed, to perform an action of a particular kind is to cause (or prevent) an event of a particular kind: To ...