Pour Experiment: More Subtle Than It Appears, Maybe

This pour experiment may shed light on the workings of one or several brains:

The bottle and the glass say to me: ‘Pour!’” Elisa De Stefani, Alessandro Innocenti, Nicolò Francesco Bernardi, Giovanna Cristina Campione and Maurizio Gentilucci, Experimental Brain Research, epub 2012. The authors, at the University of Parma and the University of Milano-Bicocca, explain:

“the presence of the empty rather filled glass affected the kinematics of the actual grasp. This suggests that an actually functional compatibility between target (the bottle) and distractor (the empty glass) was necessary to activate automatically a programme of interaction (i.e. pouring) between the two artefacts.”