Skip to main content

Caloric vestibular stimulation facilitates spatial, but not visual, perspective-taking

Donevska, Galina, Brunsdon, Victoria E.A., Surtees, Andrew, Ferguson, Heather J. (2016) Caloric vestibular stimulation facilitates spatial, but not visual, perspective-taking. In: Psychonomic Annual Meeting, November, 2016, Boston, USA. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:62433)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)

Abstract

Several vestibular areas overlap with those involved in perspective-taking (Deroualle & Lopez, 2014). This study investigated whether caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) would enhance perspective-taking, specifically level-2 perspective-taking due to the hypothesised involvement of mental rotation in these processes (Surtees et al., 2013). Thirty participants completed a two-part study. In both sessions, participants wore a thermoneuromodulation device. In one session, the device delivered active CVS. In the other session (counterbalanced), the device delivered sham CVS. During both sessions, participants completed a mental rotation task, an inhibition task, and a perspective-taking task with four conditions (visual/spatial X level-1/level-2). Overall, findings replicated Surtees et al.’s results. Additionally, active CVS facilitated mental rotation processes in spatial perspective-taking (not visual). However, there was no effect of CVS for the mental rotation or inhibition task. Therefore, vestibular stimulation seems to facilitate the speed at which someone can mentally rotate to another person’s perspective.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Victoria Brunsdon
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 15:48 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brunsdon, Victoria E.A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6590-6880
Ferguson, Heather J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1575-4820
  • Depositors only (login required):