Telling things apart: the distance between response keys influences categorization times.

@article{Lakens2011TellingTA,
  title={Telling things apart: the distance between response keys influences categorization times.},
  author={Dani{\"e}l Lakens and Iris K. Schneider and Nils B. Jostmann and Thomas W. Schubert},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={887-90}
}
People use spatial distance to talk and think about differences between concepts, and it has been argued that using space to think about different categories provides a scaffold for the categorization process. In the current study, we investigated the possibility that the distance between response keys can influence categorization times in binary classification tasks. In line with the hypothesis that distance between response keys can facilitate response selection in a key-press version of the… CONTINUE READING