A brief review of the role of training in near-tool effects Academic Article uri icon


  • Research suggests that, like near-hand effects, visual targets appearing near the tip of a hand-held real or virtual tool are treated differently than other targets. This paper reviews neurological and behavioral evidence relevant to near-tool effects and describes how the effect varies with the functional properties of the tool and the knowledge of the participant. In particular, the paper proposes that motor knowledge plays a key role in the appearance of near-tool effects.

publication date

  • 2013