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Seeing and doing: ability to act moderates orientation effects in object perception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21391156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated whether the impact of an object's orientation on a perceiver's actions (an orientation effect) is moderated by the perceiver's ability to act on the object in question. To do this, we manipulated the physical location of presented objects (Experiment 1) and the perceiver's action capacity (Experiment 2). Regardless of the physical distance of the object, manual responses were sensitive to the object's orientation (the orientation effect) when the object was within the participant's action range but not when the object was outside of the action range. These results support an embodied view of object perception and shed light on peripersonal space representation.
Shu-Ju Yang; Sian L Beilock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2011-03-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1747-0226     ISO Abbreviation:  Q J Exp Psychol (Hove)     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  2011-08-04     Revised Date:  2011-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259775     Medline TA:  Q J Exp Psychol (Hove)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Color Perception
Orientation / physiology*
Photic Stimulation / methods
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Reaction Time / physiology
Space Perception / physiology*
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Young Adult

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