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Poster
PS26A-08-415

Does the non-dominant hand increase the frequency of draws in rock-paper-scissors?

[Speaker] Kushizaki, Masashi:1
1:Kansai University (Japan)

Two experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis if we act with the non-dominant hand it could promote their motor mimicry. Participants (N = 144, 154 respectively) were asked to pair up with a person sitting around and they played a rock-paper-scissors game twelve times with dominant or non-dominant hand. Results showed that the frequency of draws in the game was significantly increased as they both played with non-dominant hand. The findings suggest the game of rock-paper-scissors can play a certain role in developing an empathic bond.
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