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Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics

, Volume 74, Issue 7, pp 1533–1538

First Online: 10 July 2012

Abstract

A growing literature has suggested that processing of visual information presented near the hands is facilitated. In this study, we investigated whether the near-hands superiority effect also occurs with the hands moving. In two experiments, participants performed a cyclical bimanual movement task requiring concurrent visual identification of briefly presented letters. For both the static and dynamic hand conditions, the results showed improved letter recognition performance with the hands closer to the stimuli. The finding that the encoding advantage for near-hand stimuli also occurred with the hands moving suggests that the effect is regulated in real time, in accordance with the concept of a bimodal neural system that dynamically updates hand position in external space.

KeywordsPerception and action  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Jos J. Adam - Thamar J. H. Bovend’Eerdt - Fleur E. P. van Dooren - Martin H. Fischer - Jay Pratt

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