Controlling attention through action: Observing actions primes action-related stimulus dimensions

@article{Fagioli2007ControllingAT,
  title={Controlling attention through action: Observing actions primes action-related stimulus dimensions},
  author={Sabrina Fagioli and Fabio Ferlazzo and Bernhard Hommel},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={3351-3355}
}
Previous findings suggest that planning an action "backward-primes" perceptual dimension related to this action: planning a grasp facilitates the processing of visual size information, while planning a reach facilitates the processing of location information. Here we show that dimensional priming of perception through action occurs even in the absence of active action planning. Subjects watched video clips showing a grasping or reaching action before detecting size- or location-defined deviants… CONTINUE READING

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