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ERIC Number: EJ1008118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0096-3445
Moving Events in Time: Time-Referent Hand-Arm Movements Influence Perceived Temporal Distance to Past Events
Blom, Stephanie S. A. H.; Semin, Gun R.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v142 n2 p319-322 May 2013
We examine and find support for the hypothesis that time-referent hand-arm movements influence temporal judgments. In line with the concept of "left is associated with earlier times, and right is associated with later times," we show that performing left (right) hand-arm movements while thinking about a past event increases (decreases) the perceived temporal distance to the event. These findings show for the first time that hand-arm movements can influence the perceived temporal distance to events. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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