Grasping spheres, not planets

Taylor, Lawrence and Zwaan, Rolf (2011) Grasping spheres, not planets. Cognition, 115 (1). pp. 39-45. ISSN 0010-0277

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2009.11.006

Abstract

Memory for objects helps us to determine how we can most effectively and appropriately interact with them. This suggests a tightly coupled interplay between action and background knowledge. Three experiments demonstrate that grasping circumference can be affected by the size of a visual stimulus (Experiment 1), whether that stimulus appears to be graspable (Experiment 2), and the presence of a label that renders that object ungraspable (Experiment 3). The results are taken to inform theories on conceptual representation and the functional distinction that has been drawn between the visual systems for perception and action.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: action, concepts, language, affordances, grasping, planning
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1081

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