Perceived size and spatial coding

Arnold, Derek H., Birt, Annette and Wallis, Thomas S. A. (2008) Perceived size and spatial coding. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28 23: 5954-5958. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0578-08.2008

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Author Arnold, Derek H.
Birt, Annette
Wallis, Thomas S. A.
Title Perceived size and spatial coding
Journal name The Journal of Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0270-6474
Publication date 2008-06-04
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0578-08.2008
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 28
Issue 23
Start page 5954
End page 5958
Total pages 5
Editor John H. R. Maunsell
Place of publication Washington , D.C.
Publisher Society for Neuroscience
Language eng
Subject C1
170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Images of the same physical dimensions on the retina can appear to represent different-sized objects. One reason for this is that the human visual system can take viewing distance into account when judging apparent size. Sequentially presented images can also prompt spatial coding interactions. Here we show, using a spatial coding phenomenon (the tilt aftereffect) in tandem with viewing distance cues, that the tuning of such interactions is not simply determined by the physical dimensions of retinal input. Rather, we find that they are contingent on apparent size. Our data therefore reveal that spatial coding interactions in human vision are modulated by processes involved in the determination of apparent size.
Keyword spatial coding
perceived size
tilt aftereffect
size distance invariance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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