Visual Hand Primes and Manipulable Objects

  title={Visual Hand Primes and Manipulable Objects},
  author={Anna M. Borghi and annamaria. borghi and Luisa Lugli},
In three experiments we assessed whether priming a hand shape activated motor information. Primes consisted of photographs of hands displaying one of three postures (precision, power, open hand). Targets consisted of photographs (Experiment 1 and 3) or words (Experiment 2) of objects, artifacts and natural kinds, manipulable with a precision (pencil) or with a power grip (bottle). Participants had to categorize objects into artifacts or natural kinds by pressing a different key. They had to… CONTINUE READING


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