By John Waterworth;Giuseppe Riva
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Nevertheless, neither of them identifies a specific cognitive process addressing the complex task of comparing in real time and unconsciously the objects/intentions driving the action with its outcomes. The first noteworthy element that emerges from the analysis of the proposed intentional structure is that understanding another’s actions becomes increasingly difficult as we move from motor to distal to private and social intentions. The second element which comes to light is that the greater complexity required by intentions of a higher level is not only reflected in the comprehension of the other’s intentions but also in the judgement of the efficacy of one’s own actions.
The important point is that they appear to be more effective than techniques that rely only on imagination. We suggest that this reflects the power of presence – seen as the feeling of being located in a perceived, external world – in developing and affecting psychological well-being. 0004 3 Presence as the Link between Intention and Action Abstract: Our evolutionary model of presence provides the missing link between two different but converging perspectives for understanding human action: the cognitive and the volitional.
In addition to the research of the Centre for Cognitive Sciences in Turin, we can consider Searle’s views on “collective intentions” (1990). Unlike other social intentions, collective intentions are characterized by a “sense of the other”, which moves from being an intentional subject to a collaborative subject and is then able to share the collective intention and collaborate in its realization. As well as entailing the role of another in order to be satisfied, collective intentions call for a form of cooperation that is not the result of individual intentions.