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ERIC Number: EJ779369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Response Preparation with Static versus Moving Hands
Adam, Jos J.; Moresi, Sofie
Brain and Cognition, v65 n3 p252-259 Dec 2007
This research tested the response inhibition account of the hand-advantage found in the finger precuing task. According to this account, the advantage of preparing two fingers on one hand (represented in one hemisphere) as opposed to preparing two fingers on two hands (represented in two hemispheres) is due, in part, to a response inhibition process that operates more efficiently within than between hemispheres. In this view, supplying extra activation to both hemispheres by moving the hands should decrease the within-hemisphere inhibition advantage. Twelve participants performed the finger precuing task with static and moving hands. As predicted by the response inhibition account, the hand-advantage, present with the hands at rest, decreased with the hands moving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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