Motor Response Influences Perceptual Awareness Judgements

Marta Siedlecka , Justyna Hobot , Zuzanna Skóra , Borysław Paulewicz , Bert Timmermans , Michał Wierzchoń


What is the relation between perceptual awareness and action? In this study we tested the hypothesis that motor response influences perceptual awareness judgements. We used a perceptual discrimination task in which presentation of the stimulus was immediately followed by a cue requiring a motor response that was irrelevant to the task but could be the same, opposite, or neutral to the correct response to the stimulus. After responding to the cue, participants rated their stimulus awareness using the Perceptual Awareness Scale, and then carried out their discrimination response. Participants reported a higher level of stimulus awareness after carrying out responses that were either congruent or incongruent with the response required by the stimulus, compared to the neutral condition. The results suggest that the motor response overlapping with a potential response to the stimulus provides information about the outcome of decision process and increases the reported awareness of stimuli.
Author Marta Siedlecka
Marta Siedlecka,,
, Justyna Hobot
Justyna Hobot,,
, Zuzanna Skóra
Zuzanna Skóra,,
, Borysław Paulewicz (Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach)
Borysław Paulewicz,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Katowicach
, Bert Timmermans
Bert Timmermans,,
, Michał Wierzchoń
Michał Wierzchoń,,
Journal seriesConsciousness and Cognition, ISSN 1053-8100, e-ISSN 1090-2376, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets1.25
Keywords in Englishperceptual awareness, perception and action, sensorimotor theories of consciousness
ASJC Classification1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)100
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.958; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.272 (2) - 2017=2.521 (5)
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