The effect of verbal size information upon visual judgments of absolute distance

Max Coltheart*

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When an 0 views a blank triangle of light under completely reduced conditions, he is able to make use of verbally conveyed information about the size of this stimulus when he is attempting to judge the absolute distance of the stimulus. Although between-Os variance is rather large in this situation, group mean distance estimates are highly veridical. This is further evidence for the view that, when the 0 is given a retinal subtense, any kind of information about size enables him to make a judgment of absolute distance, just as information about distance enables him to make a judgment of absolute size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-223
Number of pages2
JournalPerception and Psychophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1971
Externally publishedYes


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