The influence of passive self-motion on spatial perspective taking is modulated by attention

Klaus, Manuel Patrick; Mast, Fred W. (September 2019). The influence of passive self-motion on spatial perspective taking is modulated by attention (Unpublished). In: 16th SPS SGP SSP Conference. Bern, Schweiz. 09.-11. Sept. 2019.

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Spatial perspective taking (SPT) is an embodied process relying on egocentric mental rotations and is influenced by sensorimotor information such as body posture or vestibular signals. Here, we investigated whether conscious processing of the sensory information is necessary for a passive self-motion stimulus to influence SPT performance. Participants were solving an SPT task which involves egocentric mental rotations while at the same time they were physically rotated either directionally congruent or incongruent on a motion platform. The level of attention that was required to process the physical rotations was manipulated. Directionally congruent physical rotations led to decreased response times in the SPT task only when participants attended to the stimulus. There was no influence of physical rotations on response times when participants did not attend to them. Influence of perception on cognitive operations is modulated by the amount of attention that is placed on the sensory stimuli.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Klaus, Manuel Patrick, Mast, Fred


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology




Manuel Patrick Klaus

Date Deposited:

30 Sep 2019 13:56

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:30




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