Tool Use Affects Perceived Distance When Reaching Can Be Simulated

Time and Location
Poster Session X - Board: X-124
Sunday May 25, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Jessica K. Witt
Purdue University

Dennis R. Proffitt
University of Virginia

Targets that are just beyond arm's reach look closer when reaching to them with a tool. The proposed motor process that influences perception is a motor simulation. When a dual task interferes with simulation, targets are not seen in terms of their reachability.

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Laura L. Carstensen