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#1Irina Monno (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 1
#2Stefanie Aufschnaiter (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 4
Last. Roland Thomaschke (University of Freiburg)H-Index: 16
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The temporal predictability of upcoming events plays a crucial role in the adjustment of anticipatory cognitive control in multitasking. Previous research has demonstrated that task switching performance improved if tasks were validly predictable by a pre-target interval. Hence, far, the underlying cognitive processes of time-based task expectancy in task switching have not been clearly defined. The present study investigated whether the effect of time-based expectancy is due to expectancy of po...
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#1Alice Rossi Sebastiano (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 1
#2Valentina Bruno (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 10
Last. Francesca Garbarini (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 22
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During the rubber hand illusion (RHI), the synchronous stroking of the participants’ concealed hand and a visible rubber hand induces a conflict among visuo-tactile inputs, leading healthy subjects to perceive the illusion of being touched on the rubber hand, as if it were part of their body. The predictive coding theory suggests that the RHI emerges to settle the conflict, attenuating somatosensory inputs in favour of visual ones, which “capture” tactile sensations. Here, we employed the psycho...
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Abstract concepts can potentially be represented using metaphorical mappings to concrete domains. This view predicts that when linguistic metaphors are processed, they will invoke sensory-motor simulations. Here, I examine evidence from neuroimaging and lesion studies that addresses whether metaphors in language are embodied in this manner. Given the controversy in this area, I first outline some criteria by which the quality of neuroimaging and lesion studies might be evaluated. I then review s...
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#1Martin H. Fischer (UP: University of Potsdam)H-Index: 55
#2Arthur M. Glenberg (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 62
Last. Samuel Shaki (Ariel University)H-Index: 23
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In this article, we contextualize and discuss an on-line contribution to this special issue in which a video-recorded lecture demonstrates the teaching of an abstract mathematical concept, namely regression to the mean. We first motivate the pertinence of this example from the perspective of embodied cognition. Then, we identify mechanisms of teaching that reflect embodied cognitive practices, such as the concreteness fading approach. Rather than a comprehensive review of multiple extensive lite...
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#1Qingfang Zhang (RUC: Renmin University of China)
#2Yuxi Zhou (RUC: Renmin University of China)
Last. Hao Lou (RUC: Renmin University of China)
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This study aimed to examine the locus of age of acquisition (AoA) and word frequency (WF) effects in Chinese spoken picture naming, using a picture–word interference task. We conducted four experiments manipulating the properties of picture names (AoA in Experiments 1 and 2, while controlling WF; and WF in Experiments 3 and 4, while controlling AoA), and the relations between distractors and targets (semantic or phonological relatedness). Both Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrated AoA effects in pict...
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#1Pauldy Cornelia Johanna Otermans (Brunel University London)H-Index: 1
#2Andrew Parton (Brunel University London)H-Index: 17
Last. André J. Szameitat (Brunel University London)H-Index: 20
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When two (or more) tasks, each requiring a rapid response, are performed at the same time then serial processing may occur at certain processing stages, such as the response selection. There is accumulating evidence that such serial processing involves additional control processes, such as inhibition, switching, and scheduling (termed the active scheduling account). The present study tested whether the existence of serial processing in multitasking leads to a requirement for processes that coord...
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#1Kristy Themelis (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 5
#2Natasha Ratcliffe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 4
Last. Tasha R. Stanton (University of South Australia)H-Index: 27
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Body re-sizing illusions can profoundly alter perception of our own body. We investigated whether creating the illusion of a muscled and fit-looking back (Strong) influenced perceived back size, body ownership, and attitudes towards self-capacity during a lifting task. Twenty-four healthy male volunteers performed a standardised lifting task while viewing real-time (delay < 20 ms) video of their own back through a head-mounted display under four different conditions (Normal size, Strong, Reshape...
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#1Yao Wang (NNU: Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 1
#2Xiaohan Yu (NNU: Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jing Li (NNU: Nanjing Normal University)H-Index: 1
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Two experiments investigated the mental representations of objects' location in a virtual nested environment. In Experiment 1, participants learned the locations of objects (buildings or related accessories) in an exterior environment and then learned the locations of objects inside one of the centrally located buildings (interior environment). Participants completed judgments of relative direction in which the imagined heading was established by pairs of objects from the interior environment an...
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#1Simone Sulpizio (UNIMIB: University of Milano-Bicocca)H-Index: 3
#2Eleonora Pennucci (University of Trento)
Last. Remo Job (University of Trento)H-Index: 31
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The present study investigates the influence of emotional information on language processing. To this aim, we measured behavioral responses and event-related brain potentials (ERPs) during four Italian lexical decision experiments in which we used emotionally intense and neutral pseudowords—i.e., pseudowords derived from changing one letter in a word (e.g., cammelto, derived from cammello ‘camel’ vs. copezzolo, from capezzolo ‘nipple’)—as stimuli. In Experiment 1 and 2, half of the pseudowords w...
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