Lehrstuhl für Psychologie III

Tool use

Markus Janczyk, Wilfried Kunde, Roland Pfister

One example of effect-based action control is the use of tools, such as levers or electronic input devices (e.g. a PC-mouse). Transformations of hand movements by such tools can invoke performance costs compared to untransformed movements. At present, we study several boundary conditions of such tool transformation costs, specifically, its dependency on the execution of other concurrent tasks (so called dual tasking).

Kunde, W., Pfister, R. & Janczyk, M. (2012). The locus of tool-transformation costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 703-714.

fileadmin/06020300/user_upload/Kunde/kunde_et_al_2012.pdfJanczyk, M., Pfister, R. & Kunde, W. (2012). On the persistence of tool-based compatibility effects. Journal of Psychology, 220, 16-22.

Kunde, W., Müsseler, J., & Heuer, H. (2007). Spatial compatibility effects with tool use. Human Factors, 49, 661-670.