Priming of reach and grasp actions by handled objects.

@article{Masson2011PrimingOR,
  title={Priming of reach and grasp actions by handled objects.},
  author={Michael E. J. Masson and Daniel N. Bub and Andreas T Breuer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1470-84}
}
Pictures of handled objects such as a beer mug or frying pan are shown to prime speeded reach and grasp actions that are compatible with the object. To determine whether the evocation of motor affordances implied by this result is driven merely by the physical orientation of the object's handle as opposed to higher-level properties of the object, including its function, prime objects were presented either in an upright orientation or rotated 90° from upright. Rotated objects successfully primed… CONTINUE READING
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