Moving arms: The effects of sensorimotor information on the problem-solving process
Raab, M, Werner, K and Fischer, M (2018). Moving arms: The effects of sensorimotor information on the problem-solving process. Thinking and Reasoning. 25 (2), pp. 171-191.
|Authors||Raab, M, Werner, K and Fischer, M|
Embodied cognition postulates a bi-directional link between the human body and its cognitive functions. Whether this holds for higher cognitive functions such as problem solving is unknown. We predicted that arm movement manipulations performed by the participants could affect the problem-solving solutions. We tested this prediction in quantitative reasoning tasks that allowed two solutions to each problem (addition or subtraction). In two studies with healthy adults (N=53 and N=50), we found an effect of problem-congruent movements on problem solutions. Consistent with embodied cognition, sensorimotor information gained via right or left arm movements affects the solution in different types of problem-solving tasks.
|Keywords||1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Science; Experimental Psychology|
|Journal||Thinking and Reasoning|
|Journal citation||25 (2), pp. 171-191|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/13546783.2018.1494630|
|21 Nov 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Jun 2018|
|Accepted||18 Jun 2018|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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