BDC develops projects that examine the relationship between novel body movements and creativity. We are creating a system based on recent experimental evidence from cognitive science and neuroscience, showing that a common coding in the brain connects execution, perception and imagination of movements. The common coding idea suggests that executing novel movements improves imagination of novel movements. And this, in turn, improves creativity in scientific and artistic disciplines that emphasize movement. Supported by the National Science Foundation, grant #0757370.

Ali Mazalek
Michael Nitsche
Sanjay Chandrasekharan
Tim Welsh
Paul Clifton
Kai Tan
Yilin (Elaine) Liu

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I’m in the game: embodied puppet interface improves avatar control

Recognizing Self in Puppet Controlled Virtual Avatars

Ideomotor design: Using common coding theory to derive novel video game interactions

Giving your self to the game: transferring a player’s own movements to avatars using tangible interfaces

Tangible Interfaces for Real-Time 3D Virtual Environments

Puppet Video