An investigation of left/right driving rules on deviations while walking

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Version: Final published version
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serval:BIB_D1BFD95E5DD4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
An investigation of left/right driving rules on deviations while walking
Périodique
PLOS ONE
Auteur(s)
Thomas Nicole A., Churches Owen, White Ian, Mohr Christine, Schrag Yann, Obucina Sabrina, Nicholls Michael E. R.
ISSN
1932-6203
ISSN-L
1932-6203
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
11/10/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
12
Numéro
10
Pages
NA
Langue
anglais
Résumé
When traversing through an aperture, such as a doorway, people characteristically deviate towards the right. This rightward deviation can be explained by a rightward attentional bias which leads to rightward bisections in far space. It is also possible, however, that left or right driving practices affect the deviation. To explore this possibility, Australian (left-side drivers) and Swiss (right-side drivers) participants (n = 36 & 34) walked through the middle of an aperture. To control for the sway of the body, participants started with either their left or right foot. Sway had a significant effect on participants' position in the doorway and the amount of sway was greater for Australians-perhaps due to national differences in gait. There was a significant rightward deviation for the Swiss, but not for the Australians. It is suggested that driving practices have a small additive effect on rightward attentional biases whereby the bias is increased for people who drive on the right and reduced in people who drive on the left.
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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