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Learning by doing: Action performance facilitates affordance perception John M. Franchak, Dina J. van der Zalm, Karen E. Adolph
 

Summary: Learning by doing: Action performance facilitates affordance perception
John M. Franchak, Dina J. van der Zalm, Karen E. Adolph
Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
a r t i c l e i n f o
Article history:
Received 28 May 2010
Received in revised form 14 September
2010
Keywords:
Action
Perception
Affordance
Body-scaling
Perceptual learning
a b s t r a c t
We investigated the effect of action performance on perceptual judgments by evaluating accuracy in
judging whether doorways allowed passage. Participants made judgments either before or after walking
through doorways of varying widths. Participants in the action-first group benefited from action feedback
and made more accurate judgments compared to a perception-first group that judged doorways before
walking through them. Action feedback aided perceptual judgments by facilitating scaling to body

  

Source: Adolph, Karen - Center for Neural Science & Department of Psychology, New York University

 

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