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The influence of explicit conceptual knowledge on perception of physical motions: An ERP study.
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PMID:  23462242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Event-related potential is used to study the influence of explicit conceptual knowledge on the perception of physical motions. Participants holding correct or wrong physics concept performed an oddball task with a pair of stimuli. For half of the blocks, the motion consistent with the physical law was the oddball stimulus and the motion inconsistent with the physical law was the standard stimulus and vice versa. The participants holding correct conceptual knowledge showed the larger parietal P3 to the incorrect target stimulus. By contrast, the participants holding wrong conceptual knowledge showed the larger parietal P3 to the correct target stimulus. The results suggest that explicit conceptual knowledge could affect the perception of physical motions. People tend to bias their perception toward the existing explicit knowledge. This study could be helpful for understanding the contribution of education to human perception.
Authors:
Yanmei Zhu; Xing Qian; Yuankui Yang; Yue Leng
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7972     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Affiliation:
Research Center for Learning Science, Key Laboratory of Child Development and Learning Science (Ministry of Education), Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China.
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