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Dissecting the response in response-effect compatibility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23187884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Voluntary actions are guided by sensory anticipations of body-related as well as environment-related action effects. Even though action effects in the environment typically resemble the action goal proper, anticipations of body-related effects can cause interference if they do not correspond to intended environment-related effects. The present study explored which specific response features cause such interference: the spatial location of the moving limb or its anatomical connection to the body causes such interference? Using a response-effect compatibility design with normal and crossed hand-key mappings, we show that environment-related effects are predominantly related to spatial rather than anatomical response features, ensuring that goal-directed behavior is flexible and efficient at the same time. Furthermore, results indicate that this mechanism applies to both, free- and forced-choice actions.
Authors:
Roland Pfister; Wilfried Kunde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental brain research     Volume:  224     ISSN:  1432-1106     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Brain Res     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  2013-08-20     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043312     Medline TA:  Exp Brain Res     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Choice Behavior
Female
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Hand
Humans
Male
Photic Stimulation
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
Reaction Time
Space Perception / physiology*
Young Adult

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