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Exp Brain Res. 2012 Nov;223(2):199-206. doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3251-0. Epub 2012 Sep 13.

Object affordance influences instruction span.

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School of Psychology, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK. japel@uni-wuppertal.de

Abstract

We measured memory span for assembly instructions involving objects with handles oriented to the left or right side. Right-handed participants remembered more instructions when objects' handles were spatially congruent with the hand used in forthcoming assembly actions. No such affordance-based memory benefit was found for left-handed participants. These results are discussed in terms of motor simulation as an embodied rehearsal mechanism.

PMID:
22972449
DOI:
10.1007/s00221-012-3251-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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