On the dynamics of action representations evoked by names of manipulable objects.

@article{Bub2012OnTD,
  title={On the dynamics of action representations evoked by names of manipulable objects.},
  author={Daniel N. Bub and Michael E. J. Masson},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={502-17}
}
Two classes of hand action representations are shown to be activated by listening to the name of a manipulable object (e.g., cellphone). The functional action associated with the proper use of an object is evoked soon after the onset of its name, as indicated by primed execution of that action. Priming is sustained throughout the duration of the word's enunciation. Volumetric actions (those used to simply lift an object) show a negative priming effect at the onset of a word, followed by a short… CONTINUE READING
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