Title: Viewpoint-dependent priming effects in the perception of human actions and body postures
Authors: Daems, Anja ×
Verfaillie, Karl #
Issue Date: Dec-1999
Publisher: Psychology press
Series Title: Visual cognition vol:6 issue:6 pages:665-693
Abstract: The identification of human actions and body postures viewed from different viewpoints was examined in four long-term priming experiments with static pictures of a human model. In Experiments 1 and 2 participants had to name or describe the pictures, and in Experiments 3 and 4 participants had to decide whether the pictures showed a possible or impossible body pose. Reliable priming effects were obtained only when priming and primed action or pose shared the same in-depth orientation (Experiments 1 and 4) and left-right reflection (Experiments 2 and 3). Having seen the same action or pose in a different orientation did not reliably facilitate identification performance later on. Also, there was no priming for poses that are impossible to perform with a human body, not even when an identical same-view prime was used. These findings suggest that the stored representations that mediate the identification of human actions and postures are viewpoint specific.
ISSN: 1350-6285
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
Algemene Diensten - UC Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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