Psychological Factors

Embodied cognition and motor control

One of the tenets of the embodied cognition theory is that mental states are grounded in the physical body, which can manifest itself as reciprocity between mental states and bodily states.

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Arousal & Balance

Emotion influences parameters of goal-directed whole-body movements in several ways. Approaching (moving toward) pleasant stimuli is easier compared to approaching unpleasant stimuli. However, when emotional pictures are viewed for a longer time, approaching unpleasant stimuli may in fact be facilitated.

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