Sensorimotor Interference When Reasoning About Described Environments
AuthorCarbonell, Jaime G.
Montello, Daniel R.
Avraamides, Marios N.
SourceSpatial Cognition V Reasoning, Action, Interaction
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The influence of sensorimotor interference was examined in two experiments that compared pointing with iconic arrows and verbal responding in a task that entailed locating target-objects from imagined perspectives. Participants studied text narratives describing objects at locations around them in a remote environment and then responded to targets from memory. Results revealed only minor differences between the two response modes suggesting that bodily cues do not exert severe detrimental interference on spatial reasoning from imagined perspective when non-immediate described environments are used. The implications of the findings are discussed. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Spatial Cognition V Reasoning, Action, Interaction is the property of Springer eBooks and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)