September 2005
Volume 5, Issue 8
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2005
Action simulation influences personality judgments
Author Affiliations
  • Patric Bach
    Centre for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor
  • Steven P. Tipper
    Centre for Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales, Bangor
Journal of Vision September 2005, Vol.5, 397. doi:
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Observing the actions of another person activates similar action representations in the observer. A consequence of this perception-action matching process is that producing actions one simultaneously observes will be easier than producing different actions. For example, when observing another person kick a ball, a foot response to identify a stimulus will be faster than a key-press with the finger. In contrast, observing a person press a key with the finger will facilitate a subsequent finger key-press relative to a foot response. We investigated two issues concerning this action priming effect: First, the effects have typically been obtained when viewing video clips or real actions, but can they be detected when static images implying action are viewed? Second, can visuomotor priming influence other stimulus properties such as personality characteristics of the viewed person? New data providing answers to these two questions will be reported.

Bach, P. Tipper, S. P. (2005). Action simulation influences personality judgments [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 5(8):397, 397a,, doi:10.1167/5.8.397. [CrossRef]
 This research is supported by the Wellcome Programme grant awarded to SPT

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