Visual imagery and enactment of actions in memory.

@article{Engelkamp1995VisualIA,
  title={Visual imagery and enactment of actions in memory.},
  author={Johannes Engelkamp},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={86 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={227-40}
}
It was assumed that self-performing an action necessarily focuses information-processing on action-relevant information in order to guarantee smooth enactment. As a consequence, enacting an action should provide the subjects with excellent item-specific information and hinder the subjects from encoding contextual information that is not a part of the action proper. These hypotheses were tested in paired-associate learning experiments in which unrelated action-verb-pairs served as stimuli. Free… CONTINUE READING