Mine in motion: How physical actions impact the psychological sense of object ownership.

  title={Mine in motion: How physical actions impact the psychological sense of object ownership.},
  author={Grace Truong and Craig S. Chapman and Joseph Chisholm and James T. Enns and Todd C. Handy},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={42 3},
Our attention and memory can be biased toward objects having high self-relevance, such as things we own. Yet in explaining such effects, theorizing has been limited to psychological determinants of self-relevance. Here we examined the contribution physical actions make to this ownership bias. In Experiment 1, participants moved object images on a touch interactive table that either arbitrarily belonged to "self" or "other," and that were moved into locations closer or farther from their bodies… 

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