Integrating and predicting intentions and actions of others are crucial components of social interactions, but the behavioral and neural underpinnings of such mechanisms in altered perceptual conditions remain poorly understood. We demonstrated that expertise was necessary to successfully understand and evaluate communicative intent in spatially and temporally altered visual representations of music plays, recruiting frontoparietal regions and several sub-areas of the cerebellum. Functional connectivity between these brain areas revealed widespread organization, especially in the cerebellum. This network may be essential to assess communicative intent in ambiguous or complex visual scenes.
bioRxiv Subject Collection: Neuroscience