Interactivity

Interactivity and cognition

This research programme aims to better understand how interactivity transforms higher cognition and impacts cognitive performance.

Interactivity mitigates the impact of working memory depletion on mental arithmetic performance

Doing long sums in the absence of complementary actions or artefacts is a multistep procedure that quickly taxes working memory; congesting the phonological loop further handicaps performance. In the experiment reported here, participants completed …

Constructing Preferences in the Physical World: A Distributed-Cognition Perspective on Preferences and Risky Choices

Psychological research has firmly established that risk preferences are transient states shaped by past experiences, current knowledge, and feelings as well as the characteristics of the decision environment. We begin this article with a brief review …

Interactive Insight Problem Solving

Insight problem solving was investigated with the matchstick algebra problems developed by Knoblich, Ohlsson, Haider, and Rhenius (1999). These problems are false equations expressed with Roman numerals that can be made true bymoving one matchstick. …

La résolution de problème naturalisée [Naturalised problem-solving]

A striking feature of people engaged in problem solving activities outside the psychologist’s laboratory is that it exhibits a great deal of interactivity in a physical space populated with external symbols, artifacts, and, of course, other people. …