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Hands up: Attentional prioritization of space near the hand
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
This study explored whether hand location affected spatial attention. The authors used a visual covertorienting paradigm to examine whether spatial attention mechanisms-location prioritization and shifting attention-were supported by bimodal, hand-centered representations of space. Placing 1 hand next to a target location, participants detected visual targets following highly predictive visual cues. There was no a priori reason for the hand to influence task performance unless hand presencedoi:10.1037/0096-15126.96.36.199 pmid:16478334 fatcat:a4byu52mvrewdf36z6q3yywaza