A bias to detail: how hand position modulates visual learning and visual memory.

@article{Davoli2012ABT,
  title={A bias to detail: how hand position modulates visual learning and visual memory.},
  author={Christopher Davoli and James R. Brockmole and Annabelle Goujon},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={352-9}
}
In this report, we examine whether and how altered aspects of perception and attention near the hands affect one's learning of to-be-remembered visual material. We employed the contextual cuing paradigm of visual learning in two experiments. Participants searched for a target embedded within images of fractals and other complex geometrical patterns while either holding their hands near to or far from the stimuli. When visual features and structural patterns remained constant across to-be… CONTINUE READING

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