Cognitive empathy modulates the visual perception of human-like body postures without imitation

Misato Terai, Hiroshi Ito, Hirofumi Saito, Shuang Meng, Victor Alberto Palacios

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Abstract

To examine the mechanism of visual perception of human-like body postures, we conducted a posture recognition task, a questionnaire survey, and the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). The majority of participants perceived the pseudo-posture as a human posture in the early stage (78%), but only approximately half of them reported the imagination of bodily movement (66%). These results suggest that the majority of observers perceive pseudo-postures as human postures in the early stage of perception, but this human posture perception does not necessarily lead to the visualisation of bodily movement. In a group of who received the pseudo posture as a human-posture regardless of the perception stages, the participants who imagined bodily movement (64%) showed significantly higher scores than those who did not on the Fantasy subscale of the IRI. Highly empathic participants are more likely to detect a kinematic relation between the pseudo-postures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-328
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cognitive Psychology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2016

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Visual Perception
Posture
Human Body
Empathy
Imitation
Imagination
Fantasy
Biomechanical Phenomena

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Cognitive empathy modulates the visual perception of human-like body postures without imitation. / Terai, Misato; Ito, Hiroshi; Saito, Hirofumi; Meng, Shuang; Palacios, Victor Alberto.

In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 28, No. 3, 02.04.2016, p. 319-328.

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Terai, Misato ; Ito, Hiroshi ; Saito, Hirofumi ; Meng, Shuang ; Palacios, Victor Alberto. / Cognitive empathy modulates the visual perception of human-like body postures without imitation. In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 319-328.
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