One-handed motor activity does not interfere with naming lateralized pictures of tools.

Elizabeth J. Saccone, Nicole A. Thomas, Michael E.R. Nicholls

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Abstract

Public Significance Statement: In four experiments, we failed to replicate previous evidence of interference of a lateralised motor task on the naming images of tools. The findings point against a functional role for motor neural resources in object naming, suggesting instead that the motor activation that accompanies object recognition is a by-product of this process. We also argue for a contextual rather than invariant activation of motor information in object processing tasks. The study highlights the importance of replicating published findings. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-544
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • embodied cognition
  • motor interference hypothesis
  • object affordances
  • object naming

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