Attention and its coupling to action


Correspondence should be addressed to Professor Glyn W. Humphreys, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (e-mail:


We discuss two commentaries that we have received on our target article (Humphreys et al., 2010). We elaborate on the evidence for action effects on extinction and discuss whether these effects occur pre or post the selection of a response. In addition, we discuss the neural basis of the effects of action relations on extinction and on the generalization of results on action relations to real-world examples.