Cognitive Science http://nhpr.org en Does Holding a Gun Make You See a Gun? http://nhpr.org/post/does-holding-gun-make-you-see-gun <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/am-i-right/201212/perception-and-action-seeing-guns-arent-there">study finds </a>that the very act of holding a gun (even a wii gun!) prompts subjects to identify an object held by another person as a firearm...even when it's just a shoe.</p><p>We talk to the researcher behind <a href="http://www.nd.edu/~jbrockm1/WittBrockmole_inPress_JEPHPP.pdf">this work</a>, <strong>Jessica Witt </strong>of <a href="http://psy.psych.colostate.edu/psylist/detail.asp?Num=347">Colorado State University. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:13:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19423 at http://nhpr.org Does Holding a Gun Make You See a Gun?