Allan Pablo Lameira

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It has been shown that mental rotation of objects and human body parts is processed differently in the human brain. But what about body parts belonging to other primates? Does our brain process this information like any other object or does it instead maximize the structural similarities with our homologous body parts? We tried to answer this question by(More)
We investigated the influence of hand posture in handedness recognition, while varying the spatial correspondence between stimulus and response in a modified Simon task. Drawings of the left and right hands were displayed either in a back or palm view while participants discriminated stimulus handedness by pressing either a left or right key with their(More)
The handedness recognition of visually perceived body parts engages motor representations that are constrained by the same biomechanical factors that limit the execution of real movements. In the present study, we used small plastic cutouts that represented the human hand to investigate the properties of mental images generated during their haptic(More)
Stimulus–response compatibility (SRC) effects are classified depending on the way that the elements of the stimulus and response sets interact, influencing both the speed and accuracy of the motor response. This is particularly important for social stimuli, such as hands. However, the stimuli used in most SRC studies are often simple or abstract figures.(More)
In spatial compatibility and Simon tasks, the response is faster when stimulus and response locations are on the same side than when they are on opposite sides. It has been shown that a spatial incompatible practice leads to a subsequent modulation of the Simon effect along the horizontal dimension. It has also been reported that this modulation occurs both(More)
  • Janeiro Brasil Lameira, Allan Pablo, Guimarães-Silva, Sabrina Werneck-Galvão, Cinthya Pereira, Junior +7 others
  • 2015
The visual recognition of body parts activates somato-motor representations in the brain. In the present study, we investigate the influe of the plane in which hand drawings are displayed (Vertical or Horizontal) on mental rotations evoked by a handedness recognition ta Sixteen right-handed volunteers participated in an experiment where the task was to(More)
The visual recognition of body parts activates somato-motor representations in the brain. In the present study, we investigate the influence of the plane in which hand drawings are displayed (Vertical or Horizontal) on mental rotations evoked by a handedness recognition task. Sixteen right-handed volunteers participated in an experiment where the task was(More)
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