Influence of peripheral and motivational cues on rigid-flexible functioning: Perceptual, behavioral, and cognitive aspects.

@article{Cretenet2009InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of peripheral and motivational cues on rigid-flexible functioning: Perceptual, behavioral, and cognitive aspects.},
  author={Jo{\"e}l Cretenet and Vincent Dru},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2009},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={
          201-17
        }
}
Recent research has shown that performing approach versus avoidance behaviors (arm flexion vs. extension) effectively influences cognitive functioning. In another area, lateralized peripheral activations (left vs. right side) of the motivational systems of approach versus avoidance were linked to various performances in cognitive tasks. By combining these 2 avenues of research, the influence of motor behaviors on flexible thinking was examined through the use of lateralized approach or/and… CONTINUE READING
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