Following the spread of the pandemic by COVID-19 social distancing has been imposed, which, along with other behaviors, changed our usual lifestyle. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether social distancing can influence the processing of stimuli such as commercial logos. During a size discrimination task, logos were presented on the screen in their original and spaced representation, belonging to three different categories (letters, symbols and social images). Results showed an effect of spacing (slower processing of spaced stimuli than original stimuli) modulated by the type of logo. Specifically, the effect emerged with logos that have a social dimension, while it was null with logos representing letters and abstract symbols.

Cognitive processing and pandemic: The role of social distancing on the processing of commercial logos

D'Ascenzo S.;Scerrati E.;Villani C.;Lugli L.
2021

Abstract

Following the spread of the pandemic by COVID-19 social distancing has been imposed, which, along with other behaviors, changed our usual lifestyle. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether social distancing can influence the processing of stimuli such as commercial logos. During a size discrimination task, logos were presented on the screen in their original and spaced representation, belonging to three different categories (letters, symbols and social images). Results showed an effect of spacing (slower processing of spaced stimuli than original stimuli) modulated by the type of logo. Specifically, the effect emerged with logos that have a social dimension, while it was null with logos representing letters and abstract symbols.
GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA
D'Ascenzo S.; Scerrati E.; Villani C.; Lugli L.
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