Data for: Response priming with horizontally and vertically moving primes: A comparison of German, Malaysian, and Japanese subjects

Published: 26-02-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m6pgkwy7rs.1
Christina Bermeitinger,
Hannah Goymann,
Alfred Lim,
Katharina Schäfer,
Steve Janssen,
Lea Reuter,
Laura Kalbfleisch


Response priming refers to the finding that a prime preceding a target influences the response to the target. With German subjects, using horizontally moving dots as primes, there are typically faster responses to compatible (i.e., prime and target are associated with the same response) compared to incompatible targets (i.e., positive compatibility effect, PCE) with short stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs). In contrast, with longer SOAs, subjects responded faster to incompatible targets (i.e., negative compatibility effect, NCE). In the present study, we extended the evidence by adding vertically oriented material (i.e., motion primes and static arrow targets). Furthermore, we tested subjects from Malaysia and Japan where the vertical orientation is more present in daily life and compared them to subjects from Germany to investigate influences of the extent of experience with one orientation on the compatibility effects with this orientation.