Effects of two kinds of distance information on visual judgments of absolute size

Max Coltheart*

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Abstract

IF a person is asked to make a judgment of the distance between him and some object which he is viewing, and if he has no cues on which to base such a judgment, it seems plausible to suppose that he could make the judgment if he knew how large the stimulus actually was. Whether or not subjects can take size information into account when making visual judgments of absolute distance in completely reduced conditions has been the subject of some controversy1-5. Recent results6 have suggested, however, that this does happen, whether size information is contributed by past experience with the visual stimulus, by means of a haptic comparison-object, or verbally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume221
Issue number5178
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 1969
Externally publishedYes

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