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Perceptual Learning: Inverting the Size–Weight Illusion

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Ernst,  MO
Research Group Multisensory Perception and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Ernst, M. (2009). Perceptual Learning: Inverting the Size–Weight Illusion. Current Biology, 19(1), R23-R25. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.10.039.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-C5EB-2
Abstract
When one lifts two objects of equal weight and appearance but different size, the smaller object usually feels heavier. New results show that this size–weight illusion can be inverted after extensive training with objects in which the natural size–weight relationship is artificially reversed.