Ward, E., Ganis, G., McDonough, K., & Bach, P. (submitted). Perspective taking as virtual navigation? Perceptual simulation of how others see the world reflects their location in space but not their gaze. PsyArXiv. PreprintData

McDonough, K.L., Costantini, M., Hudson, M., & Bach, P. (under review). Affordance matching predictively shapes the perceptual representation of others’ ongoing actions. PsyArXiv. PreprintData

McDonough, K.L., Hudson, M., & Bach, P. (2019). Cues to intention bias action perception toward the most efficient trajectory. Scientific Reports, 9. PDF -- Data

Ward, E., Ganis, G., Bach, P. (2019). Spontaneous Vicarious Perception of the Content of Another’s Visual Perspective. Current Biology. Publisher PDFData
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Hudson, M., McDonough, K. L., Edwards, R., & Bach, P. (2018). Perceptual teleology: expectations of action efficiency bias social perception. Proc. R. Soc. B285(1884), 20180638. Publisher -- PDF -- Data
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Colton, J., Bach, P., Whalley, B., & Mitchell, C. J. (2018). Intention insertion: activating an action’s perceptual consequences is sufficient to induce non-willed motor behaviour. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.  Publisher -- PDF -- Data
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Hudson, M., Nicholson, T., & Bach, P. (2018). You Said You Would! The Predictability of Other's Behavior from their Intentions Determines Predictive Biases in Action Perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Publisher – PDF – Data

Lange, N., Hollins, T.J., Bach, P. (2017). Testing the Motor Simulation Account of Source Errors for Actions in Recall. Frontiers in Psychology. Publisher -- PDF

Bach, P.  & Schenke, K. (2017). Predictive social perception: towards a unifying framework from action observation to person knowledge. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. PublisherPDF

Nicholson. T., Roser, M., Bach, P. (2017). Action goal understanding is primarily driven by object (not motor) information: evidence from fMRI. PLOS One, 12(1), e0169700. PublisherPDFData



Schenke, K. C., Wyer, N. A., & Bach, P. (2016). The Things You Do: Internal Models of Others’ Expected Behaviour Guide Action Observation. PLoS One, 11(7), e0158910. PublisherPDFData

Hudson, M., Nicholson, T., Simpson, W. A., Ellis, R., & Bach, P. (2016). One step ahead: The perceived kinematics of others’ actions are biased toward expected goals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(1), 1-7. PublisherPDFData
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Hudson, M., Nicholson, T., Ellis, R., & Bach, P. (2016). I see what you say: Prior knowledge of other's goals automatically biases the perception of their actions. Cognition, 146, 245-250. PublisherPDFData



Bach, P., Nicholson, T., & Hudson, M. (2015). Pattern completion does not negate matching: a response to Uithol and Maranesi. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. PublisherPDF

Joyce, K., Schenke, K., Bayliss, A. & Bach, P. (2015). Looking ahead: Anticipatory cuing of attention to objects others will look at. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-8PublisherPDFData



Bach, P., Nicholson, T. and Hudson, M. (2014) The affordance-matching hypothesis: how objects guide action understanding and prediction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:254. PublisherPDF

Bach, P., Allami, B., Tucker, M. & Ellis, R.(2014). Planning-related motor processes underlie mental practice and imitation learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PublisherPDF

Bach, P., Fenton-Adams, W., & Tipper, S.P. (2014). Can't touch this: the first-person perspective provides privileged access to predictions of sensory action outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. PublisherPDFData



Morrison, I., Tipper, S. P., Fenton‐Adams, W. L., & Bach, P. (2012). “Feeling” others' painful actions: The sensorimotor integration of pain and action information. Human Brain Mapping, 34(8), 1982–1998. PDF



Hudson, M., Burnett, H.G. & Jellema, T. (2012). Anticipation of intentional actions in high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 42(8), PDF

Hudson, M., Nijboer, T. & Jellema, T. (2012). Implicit learning of social information and its relation to autistic traits. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 42(12), 2534-2545. PDF

Wiggett, A.J., Hudson, M., Clifford, A., Tipper, S.P. & Downing, P. (2012). Doing, seeing, or both: Effects of learning condition on subsequent action perception. Social Neuroscience, 7(6), 606-621. PDF

Bach, P. (2013). The embodiment of linguistic meaning. In: A. Schalley (ed.). Practical Theories and Empirical Practice: A linguistic perspective. John Benjamins Publishing Company. PDF



Bach, P., Bayliss, A.P., Tipper, S.P. (2011). The predictive mirror: interactions of mirror and affordance processes during action observation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(1), 171-6. PDF

Hudson, M. & Jellema, T. (2011). Resolving ambiguous behavioural intentions by means of involuntary prioritisation of gaze processing. Emotion. 11(3), 681-686. PDF

Tipper, S.P. & Bach, P. (2011). The face inhibition effect: Social contrast or motor competition? Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23(1), 45-51. PDF

Wiggett, A, Hudson, M, Tipper, S. & Downing, P. (2011). Learning associations between action and perception: Effects of incompatible training on body part and spatial priming. Brain and Cognition. 76, 87-96. PDF



Bach, P., Griffiths, D., Weigelt, M., Tipper, S.P. (2010). Gesturing meaning. Non-action words activate the motor system. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4:214. PDF

Bach, P., Peelen, V.M., Tipper, S.P. (2010). On the role of object information in action observation: an fMRI study. Cerebral Cortex. PDF

Bach, P. & Zaefferer, D. (2010). What exactly is the question-assertion distinction based on? An exploration in experimental speech act theory. In: Hans-Jörg Schmid, Susanne Handl (eds). Cognitive Foundations of pnguistic Usage Patterns. Empirical Studies. Berpn, New York (De Gruyter Mouton).



Bach, P., Gunter, T.C., Knoblich, G., Prinz, W., & Friederici, A.D. (2009). N400-like negativities in action perception reflect two components of an action representation. Social Neuroscience, 4(3), 213-232. PDF

Hudson, M, Hong-Liu, C. & Jellema, T. (2009). Anticipating intentional actions: The effect of eye gaze direction on the judgment of head rotation. Cognition. 112, 423-434. PDF



Tipper, S.P. & Bach, P. (2008). Your own actions influence how you perceive other persons: a misattribution of action appraisals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 44, (4), 1082-1090. PDF
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Bach, P., Peatfield, N.A., & Tipper, S.P. (2007). Focusing on body sites: the role of spatial attention in action perception. Experimental Brain Research, 178, 509-517. PDF

Bach, P. & Tipper, S.P. (2007). Implicit action encoding influences personal-trait judgments. Cognition, 102, 151-178. PDF



Bach, P. & Tipper, S.P. (2006). Bend it like Beckham: embodying the motor skills of famous athletes. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59(12), 2033-2039. PDF
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Bach, P., Knobpch, G., Gunter, T.C., Friederici, A.D., Prinz, W. (2005). Action Comprehension: Deriving Spatial and Functional Relations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 31(3), 465-479. PDF



Gunter, T. C., & Bach, P. (2004). Communicating hands: ERPs elcited by meaningful symbolic hand postures. Neuroscience Letters, 372(1-2), 52-56. PDF

Nakamura, A., Maeß, B., Gunter, T.C., Knösche, T.R., Bach, P., Kato, T., et al. (2004). Cooperation of different neural systems during hand sign recognition. NeuroImage, 23, 25-34. PDF



Nakamura, A., Maess, B., Gunter, T.C., Knösche, T.R., Bach, P., Kato, T., Friederici, A.D. (2002). Visual event-related magnetic fields to hand postures. In: Haueisen, J.; Nowak, H.; Gießler, F.; Huonker, R. (eds.). Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Biomagnetism (BIOMAG 2002), 481–483. 



Bach, P., Knoblich, G., Friederici, A. D., & Prinz, W. (2001). Comprehension of action sequences: The case of paper, scissors, rock. In K. Stenning & J. D. Moore (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (S. 39-44). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. PDF