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The dominant role of functional action representation in object recognition
Ni, Long1,2; Liu, Ye1,2; Yu, Wenyuan1,2
First AuthorNi, Long
2019-02-01
Source PublicationEXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH
Correspondent Emailye liu(liuye@psych.ac.cn)
ISSN0014-4819
Subtypearticle
Volume237Issue:2Pages:363-375
Contribution Rank1
Abstract

Action representation of manipulable objects has been found to be involved in object recognition. Recently, studies have indicated the existence of two distinct action systems: functional action specifying how to use an object and structural action concerning how to grasp an object. Despite evidence revealing the systems' anatomical and functional differences, few preceding studies have dissociated their respective roles in object recognition. The present study aimed to tease apart their roles in the recognition of manipulable objects with a priming paradigm. Specifically, we used static stimuli (photos, Experiments 1 and 2) and dynamic stimuli (video clips, Experiments 3 and 4) depicting functional and structural action hand gestures as primes and measured the magnitude of functional and structural action priming effect in object recognition. We found that static and dynamic priming stimuli induced a robust action priming effect only for functional action prime-target pairs. Naming latencies of the target objects were shorter when functional action representations of the prime and target were congruent than when they were incongruent. Moreover, as compared to static priming photos, dynamic priming stimuli induced a larger functional action priming effect. By contrast, neither static nor dynamic priming stimuli elicited a structural action priming effect. Behavioral data from our four experiments provide consistent evidence of the dominant role of functional action representation in the recognition of manipulable objects, suggesting that action knowledge regarding how to use rather than grasp an object is more likely an intrinsic component of objects' conceptual representation.

KeywordFunctional action Structural action Priming effect Object recognition
DOI10.1007/s00221-018-5426-9
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[NSFC61621136008/DFGTRR-169] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[61773379] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[61632004] ; German Research Foundation (DFG)
WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology
WOS SubjectNeurosciences
WOS IDWOS:000458637100007
PublisherSPRINGER
WOS KeywordTUNING REVEALS INTERACTIONS ; MANIPULATION KNOWLEDGE ; GESTURAL KNOWLEDGE ; MOTOR INFORMATION ; DORSAL ; TOOL ; ACTIVATION ; IDENTIFICATION ; IMPAIRMENT ; FEATURES
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/28395
Collection脑与认知科学国家重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Ye
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, State Key Lab Brain & Cognit Sci, Inst Psychol, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Ni, Long,Liu, Ye,Yu, Wenyuan. The dominant role of functional action representation in object recognition[J]. EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH,2019,237(2):363-375.
APA Ni, Long,Liu, Ye,&Yu, Wenyuan.(2019).The dominant role of functional action representation in object recognition.EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH,237(2),363-375.
MLA Ni, Long,et al."The dominant role of functional action representation in object recognition".EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH 237.2(2019):363-375.
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