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Ludger van Dijk
University of Antwerp
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#1Ludger van Dijk (University of Antwerp)H-Index: 5
#2Erik Myin (University of Antwerp)H-Index: 11
AbstractIn one common view, human activity is explained by neural processes, because these implement psychological functions that underlie overt behavior. In the ecological approach, such accounts ...
#1Julian Kiverstein (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 12
#2Ludger van Dijk (University of Antwerp)H-Index: 5
Last.Erik Rietveld (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 14
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The smooth integration of the natural sciences with everyday lived experience is an important ambition of radical embodied cognitive science. In this paper we start from Koffka’s recommendation in his Principles of Gestalt Psychology that to realize this ambition psychology should be a “science of molar behaviour”. Molar behavior refers to the purposeful behaviour of the whole organism directed at an environment that is meaningfully structured for the animal. Koffka made a sharp distinction betw...
#1Ludger van Dijk (University of Antwerp)H-Index: 5
#2Erik Myin (University of Antwerp)H-Index: 11
Theorizing about perception is often motivated by a belief that without a way of ensuring that our perceptual experience correctly reflects the external world we cannot be sure that we perceive the world at all. Historically, coming up with a way of securing such epistemic contact has been a foundational issue in psychology. Recent ecological and enactive approaches challenge the requirement for perception to attain epistemic contact. This article aims to explicate this pragmatic starting point ...
#1Ludger van Dijk (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 5
#2Corry K. van der Sluis (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 17
Last.Raoul M. Bongers (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 18
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To allow different views on motor learning to inform rehabilitation research, the authors aimed to explicate a frequently missed yet fundamental difference in starting point of such views. By considering how rehabilitation in practice answers the question of what parts an activity consists of, reductive and emergent approaches to motor learning are identified and traced throughout rehabilitation practice. The authors show that when a task is cut up along reductive dimensions while also apparentl...
#1Ludger van Dijk (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 5
#2Erik Rietveld (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 14
Social coordination and affordance perception always take part in concrete situations in real life. Nonetheless, the different fields of ecological psychology studying these phenomena do not seem to make this situated nature an object of study. To integrate both fields and extend the reach of the ecological approach, we introduce the Skilled Intentionality Framework (SIF) that situates both social coordination and affordance perception within the human form of life and its rich landscape of affo...
#1Ludger van Dijk (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 5
#2Anniek Heerschop (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 1
Last.Raoul M. Bongers (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 18
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This study aims to determine to what extent the task for an action system in its initial development relies on functional and anatomical components. Fifty-two able-bodied participants were randomly assigned to one of three experimental groups or to a control group. As a pre- and posttest all groups performed a computer game with the same goal and using the same musculature. One experimental group also trained to perform this test, while the other two experimental groups learned to perform a game...
Dec 1, 2016 in EMBC (International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
#1Ludger van Dijk (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 5
Last.Raoul M. BongersH-Index: 18
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The aim of this study is to establish the effect of task-oriented video gaming on using a myoelectric prosthesis in a basic activity of daily life (ADL). Forty-one able-bodied right-handed participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups. In three of these groups the participants trained to control a video game using the myosignals of the flexors and extensors of the wrist: in the Adaptive Catching group participants needed to catch falling objects by opening and closing a grabber and r...
#1Ludger van Dijk (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 5
AbstractThis paper aims to provide a starting point for a non-representational approach to language. It will do so by undoing some of the reifying tendencies that are at the heart of the ontology of scientific psychology. Although non-representational theories are beginning to emerge, they remain committed to giving explanations in terms of ontological structures that are independent of human activity. If they maintain this commitment it is unlikely that they will displace representationalism in...
#1Ludger van DijkH-Index: 5
Last.Raoul M. BongersH-Index: 18
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Video games that aim to improve myoelectric control (myogames) are gaining popularity and are often part of the rehabilitation process following an upper limb amputation. However, direct evidence for their effect on prosthetic skill is limited. This study aimed to determine whether and how myogaming improves EMG control and whether performance improvements transfer to a prosthesis-simulator task. Able-bodied right-handed participants (N = 28) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups. The interven...
#1Ludger van Dijk (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 5
#2Rob Withagen (UMCG: University Medical Center Groningen)H-Index: 16
In this article we reconsider the relation between time and agency that is at the heart of the current distinction between online and offline cognition. Mainstream psychology starts out with an abstract notion of time, in which only the current moment is real. Therefore persisting representations are necessary for agents to make their way across time. We take Gibson and Heidegger to offer a different account of the relation between time and agency. Their theories suggest that, by taking agents i...
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