Incidental Haptic Sensations Influence Social Judgments and Decisions

@article{Ackerman2010IncidentalHS,
  title={Incidental Haptic Sensations Influence Social Judgments and Decisions},
  author={Joshua M. Ackerman and Christopher C. Nocera and John A. Bargh},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={328},
  pages={1712 - 1715}
}
Between a Rock and a Hard Judgment In general terms, our sensory and motor pathways mature sooner than the so-called higher cognitive centers, which become fully operational later in life. Might these early somatic communication channels with the outside world influence and become buried within the higher levels of processing involved in forming impressions of other people and deciding how to behave toward them? Ackerman et al. (p. 1712) provide evidence for just such a process by focusing on… Expand
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