The influence of haptic size information upon visual judgments of absolute distance

Max Coltheart*

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Abstract

When O views a blank triangle of light under completely reduced conditions, he is able to use information about the size of this visual stimulus conveyed via the haptic modality when he is attempting to judge the absolute distance of the visual stimulus. However, distance is consistently underesti-mated in this situation. When haptically-indicated size is held constant, judged distance varies inversely with retinalsubtense, even though the different retinal subtenses are viewed by different Os. A variant of the size-distance invariance hypothesis also appears to hold in these circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalPerception and Psychophysics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1969
Externally publishedYes

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