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000169189 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.1371/journal.pone.0024641
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000169189 245__ $$aManipulable objects facilitate cross-modal integration in peripersonal space
000169189 269__ $$a2011
000169189 260__ $$bPublic Library of Science$$c2011
000169189 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000169189 520__ $$aPrevious studies have shown that tool use often modifies one's peripersonal space - i.e. the space directly surrounding our body. Given our profound experience with manipulable objects (e.g. a toothbrush, a comb or a teapot) in the present study we hypothesized that the observation of pictures representing manipulable objects would result in a remapping of peripersonal space as well. Subjects were required to report the location of vibrotactile stimuli delivered to the right hand, while ignoring visual distractors superimposed on pictures representing everyday objects. Pictures could represent objects that were of high manipulability (e.g. a cell phone), medium manipulability (e.g. a soap dispenser) and low manipulability (e.g. a computer screen). In the first experiment, when subjects attended to the action associated with the objects, a strong cross-modal congruency effect (CCE) was observed for pictures representing medium and high manipulability objects, reflected in faster reaction times if the vibrotactile stimulus and the visual distractor were in the same location, whereas no CCE was observed for low manipulability objects. This finding was replicated in a second experiment in which subjects attended to the visual properties of the objects. These findings suggest that the observation of manipulable objects facilitates cross-modal integration in peripersonal space.
000169189 6531_ $$aTool-Use
000169189 6531_ $$aSpatial Attention
000169189 6531_ $$aBody Schema
000169189 6531_ $$aNeuropsychological Evidence
000169189 6531_ $$aMultisensory Interactions
000169189 6531_ $$aSemantic Knowledge
000169189 6531_ $$aGraspable Objects
000169189 6531_ $$aMotor Activation
000169189 6531_ $$aCongruency Task
000169189 6531_ $$aHuman Brain
000169189 700__ $$0244855$$g206826$$avan Elk, Michiel
000169189 700__ $$0240593$$g165806$$aBlanke, Olaf
000169189 773__ $$j6$$tPloS One$$k9$$qe24641
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