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Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion

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http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons84060

Linkenauger,  SA
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/cone/persons/resource/persons84088

Mohler,  BJ
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Linkenauger, S., Mohler, B., & Proffitt, D. (2011). Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion. Perception, 40(10), 1251-1253. doi:10.1068/p7049.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-B978-0
Zusammenfassung
An embodied approach to the perception of spatial layout contends that the body is used as a ‘perceptual ruler’ with which individuals scale the perceived environmental layout. In support of this notion, previous research has shown that the perceived size of objects can be influenced by changes in the apparent size of hand. The size – weight illusion is a well known phenomenon, which occurs when people lift two objects of equal weight but differing sizes and perceive that the larger object feels lighter. Therefore, if apparent hand size influences perceived object size, it should also influence the object’s perceived weight. In this study, we investigated this possibility by using perceived weight as a measure and found that changes in the apparent size of the hand influence objects’ perceived weight.