Mastery biases agent-representation in visual perception of handwritings

Kiyomi Yatabe, Katsumi Watanabe, Charles S. DaSalla, Takashi Hanakawa

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Abstract

This study investigated whether normal adults were able to discriminate agency from the perceived traces or trajectories of past actions such as handwritings. Subjects wrote two types of component parts of Chinese characters, either mastered and unmastered, and were later shown various handwritten strokes and judged whether each of them had been written by themselves or by someone else. We found that people tended to answer that the handwritings had been written by others when they saw unmastered types of strokes, while they tended to answer that the handwritings had been written by themselves when they saw mastered types of strokes. This finding suggests a tight interplay among perception, self-consciousness, and memorized action in the motor system and adds to our knowledge about a higher order representation level in the agency recognition. Possible cognitive neuroscientific implications and engineering applications of the finding are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
Pages129-133
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2011 Sep 192011 Sep 22

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period11/9/1911/9/22

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Keywords

  • Agency
  • Handwriting
  • Visual Perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Yatabe, K., Watanabe, K., DaSalla, C. S., & Hanakawa, T. (2011). Mastery biases agent-representation in visual perception of handwritings. In Proceedings - 2011 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2011 (pp. 129-133). [6031264] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBAKE.2011.10