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The Effects of Blur and Inversion on the Recognition of Ambient Face Images.

Perception 2018 Dec 8:301006618812581. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA.

When viewing unfamiliar faces that vary in expressions, angles, and image quality, observers make many recognition errors. Specifically, in unconstrained identity-sorting tasks, observers struggle to cope with variation across different images of the same person while succeeding at telling different people apart. The use of ambient face images in this simple card-sorting task reveals the magnitude of these face recognition errors and suggests a useful platform to reexamine the nature of face processing using naturalistic stimuli. Read More

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December 2018

Infants Perceive Three-Dimensional Subjective Contours.

Perception 2018 Dec 14;47(12):1153-1165. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Unit of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Bonn, Germany.

The addition of crossed horizontal disparity enhances the clarity of illusory contours compared to pictorial illusory contours and illusory contours with uncrossed horizontal disparity. Two infant-controlled habituation-dishabituation experiments explored the presence of this effect in infants 5 months of age. Experiment 1 examined whether infants are able to distinguish between a Kanizsa figure with crossed horizontal disparity and a Kanizsa figure with uncrossed horizontal disparity. Read More

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December 2018

Avatars in Pain: Visible Harm Enhances Mind Perception in Humans and Robots.

Perception 2018 Nov 9:301006618809919. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

University of Bremen, Germany.

Previous research has shown that when people read vignettes about the infliction of harm upon an entity appearing to have no more than a liminal mind, their attributions of mind to that entity increased. Currently, we investigated if the presence of a facial wound enhanced the perception of mental capacities (experience and agency) in response to images of robotic and human-like avatars, compared with unharmed avatars. The results revealed that harmed versions of both robotic and human-like avatars were imbued with mind to a higher degree, irrespective of the baseline level of mind attributed to their unharmed counterparts. Read More

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November 2018

Doppler Illusion Prevails Over Pratt Effect in Risset Tones.

Perception 2018 Nov 7:301006618807338. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan.

Changes in frequency such as those found in Risset tones have been associated with moving sound sources in the vertical plane (Pratt effect) and the horizontal plane (Doppler illusion). We investigated the reported origin and motion of unspatialized Risset tones presented monotically and diotically, and Risset tones simulated to be in the sagittal or coronal plane, approaching or receding, from above or horizontally. Independent of the artificial spatialization used (none, spatializing frequency components collectively or individually, elevated or not), upward glissandi were more likely to be judged as approaching than receding, and downward glissandi as receding than approaching, in most cases from the horizon. Read More

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November 2018

Haptic Distance Ratio Estimation: The Geometry of Space Within the Hands.

Perception 2018 Oct 29:301006618809937. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Psychological Sciences, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA.

In the current study of haptic distance perception, 20 younger (median age: 22 years) and 20 older adults (median age: 72 years) used active touch to estimate distance ratios(one length relative to another). Nine tactile stimuli were created from wooden dowels; each consisted of two perpendicular dowels. The stimulus distance ratios ranged from 1. Read More

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October 2018
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Perceived Weight Is Affected by Auditory Pitch Not Loudness.

Authors:
Midori Takashima

Perception 2018 Oct 23:301006618808937. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Iwaki Meisei University, Iwaki City, Japan.

This study examined whether auditory pitch and loudness affect the perception of object's weight. Two series experiments showed that the object with High-Pitch sound was perceived as being lighter than the object with Low-Pitch sound and that the perceived weight was not affected by loudness. Because auditory pitch has a relationship to the weight of an object while loudness has a relationship to the distance of a placed object, the perceived weight was affected by auditory pitch not loudness. Read More

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October 2018

Investigating the Effects of Tactile Masking and Surface Texture on the Velvet Hand Illusion.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1070-1080. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

BKC Research Organization of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan; Yoshika Institute of Psychology, Shimane, Japan.

When we hold thin metallic bars between the palms of our hands and rub the palms against each other, the feeling of touching smooth velvet occurs. Previous studies have shown that tactile motion and pressure on the palms are important for this velvet hand illusion. Interestingly, when we experience this illusion, we cannot feel the texture of our palms as we usually do. Read More

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November 2018

Autistic Traits in the Neurotypical Population do not Predict Increased Response Conservativeness in Perceptual Decision Making.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1081-1096. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Psychology, The University of Sheffield, UK.

Recent research has shown that adults and children with autism spectrum disorders have a more conservative decision criterion in perceptual decision making compared to neurotypical individuals, meaning that autistic participants prioritise accuracy over speed of a decision. Here, we test whether autistic traits in the neurotypical population correlate with increased response conservativeness. We employed three different tasks; for two tasks we recruited participants from China ( N = 39) and for one task from the United Kingdom ( N = 37). Read More

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November 2018
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Anchoring Effects in Facial Attractiveness.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1043-1053. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Psychology, University of York, UK.

First impressions from faces emerge quickly and shape subsequent behaviour. Given that different pictures of the same face evoke different impressions, we asked whether presentation order affects the overall impression of the person. In three experiments, we presented naturally varying photos of a person's face in ascending (low-to-high) or descending (high-to-low) order of attractiveness. Read More

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November 2018
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Anxiety Body Odors as Context for Dynamic Faces: Categorization and Psychophysiological Biases.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1054-1069. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

CINTESIS.UA, Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro, Portugal; William James Research Center, Instituto Universitário, Lisbon, Portugal; Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Body odors (BOs) can convey social information. In particular, their effects are maximal when their presence is paired with meaningful social contexts. Static faces have been widely used as social stimuli. Read More

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November 2018

Perception of Affordances for Stepping Over an Expanse With Crutches.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1106-1109. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

School of Kinesiology and Recreation, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA.

Perception of possibilities for behavior reflects the task-specific fit between action capabilities and environmental properties. We investigated whether this is so for a behavior that requires spontaneously and temporarily coordinating anatomical components and inert objects into a person-plus-object action system-stepping over an expanse with crutches. We found that perception of this affordance (a) scaled to an anthropometric property of primary relevance to performing this behavior (leg length), (b) reflected the ability to perform this behavior, and that (c) variability in perception decreased with practice perceiving this affordance. Read More

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November 2018

Development of the Youth Emotion Picture Set.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1029-1042. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Several facial expression image sets have been developed. Nevertheless, there is a lack of facial expression sets comprising adolescents' images depicting all basic emotions. This study aimed to fill this gap through the development of an image database of youth facial expressions, containing pictures of six basic emotions plus neutral. Read More

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November 2018

Adults' Markers of Face Processing Are Present at Age 6 and Are Interconnected Along Development.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1002-1028. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Department of Special Education, Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center, University of Haifa, Israel.

Recent studies on the development of face processing argue for a late, quantitative, domain-specific development of face processing, and face memory in particular. Most previous findings were based on separately tracking the developmental course of face perception skills, comparing performance across different age groups. Here, we adopted a different approach studying the mechanisms underlying the development of face processing by focusing on how different face skills are interrelated over the years (age 6 to adulthood). Read More

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November 2018

Effect of Visual Attention on Binocular Fusion Limits.

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):1097-1105. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Centre for Vision Research, York University, Canada.

We examined the effect of visual attention on binocular fusion limits by using Posner's spatial cueing paradigm that entails cued shifts of attentional focus. Results showed that attention decreases the fusion limit. Observers perceived diplopia of a binocular line within +/-26. Read More

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November 2018

Visual Illusions as a Tool for Dissociating Seeing From Thinking: A Reply to Braddick (2018).

Perception 2018 Oct-Nov;47(10-11):999-1001. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

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Becoming Familiar With a Newly Encountered Face: Evidence of an Own-Race Advantage.

Perception 2018 Aug;47(8):807-820

Department of Psychology, Brock University, St Catharines, Canada.

Adults' ability to match identity in images of unfamiliar faces is impaired for other- compared with own-race faces; their ability to match identity in images of familiar faces is independent of face race. Exposure to within-person variability in appearance plays a key role in face learning. Past research suggests that children need exposure to higher levels of variability than adults to learn a new face-a difference that has been attributed to experience. Read More

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Working Memory-Driven Attention in Real-World Search.

Perception 2018 Sep 29;47(9):966-975. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Psychology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

People's attention is well attracted to stimuli matching their working memory. This memory-driven attentional capture has been demonstrated in simplified and controlled laboratory settings. The present study investigated whether working memory contents capture attention in a setting that closely resembles real-world environment. Read More

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September 2018

Sensual Light? Subjective Dimensions of Ambient Illumination.

Perception 2018 Sep 22;47(9):909-926. Epub 2018 Jul 22.

Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.

This work concerns the subjective impression of perceived illumination. The purpose of the study is to test attributes expressing qualitative experiences referring to ambient lighting that can be applied as descriptors. Seventy participants viewed an actual model room, with the fourth wall removed (viewing booth). Read More

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September 2018
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The Effect of Transient Location on the Resolution of Bistable Visual and Audiovisual Motion Sequences.

Perception 2018 Sep 20;47(9):927-942. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

We examined the attention and inference accounts of audiovisual perception using the stream/bounce display, a visual stimulus wherein two identical objects move toward each other, completely superimpose, then move apart. This display has two candidate percepts: stream past each other or bounce off each other. Presented without additional visual or auditory transients, the motion sequence tends to yield the streaming percept, but when coupled with a tone or flash at the point of coincidence, the response bias flips toward bouncing. Read More

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September 2018

Personality Traits Do Not Predict How We Look at Faces.

Perception 2018 Sep 18;47(9):976-984. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Psychology, Queen Mary University of London, UK.

While personality has typically been considered to influence gaze behaviour, literature relating to the topic is mixed. Previously, we found no evidence of self-reported personality traits on preferred gaze duration between a participant and a person looking at them via a video. In this study, 77 of the original participants answered an in-depth follow-up survey containing a more comprehensive assessment of personality traits (Big Five Inventory) than was initially used, to check whether earlier findings were caused by the personality measure being too coarse. Read More

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September 2018

Corrigendum.

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Perception 2018 09 18;47(9):995. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

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September 2018
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Task Difficulty Makes 'No' Response Different From 'Yes' Response in Detection of Fragmented Object Contours.

Perception 2018 Sep 17;47(9):943-965. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Center for Baby Science, Doshisha University, Japan.

Two-alternative forced choice tasks are often used in object detection, which regards detecting an object as a 'yes' response and detecting no object as a 'no' response. Previous studies have suggested that the processing of yes/no responses arises from identical or similar processing. In this study, we investigated the difference of processing between detecting an object ('yes' response) and not detecting any object ('no' response) by controlling the task difficulty in terms of fragment length and stimulus duration. Read More

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September 2018

In Defence of Illusions: A Reply to Braddick (2018).

Authors:
Dejan Todorović

Perception 2018 09 12;47(9):905-908. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Psychology, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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September 2018

The Eyes Wide Shut Illusion.

Authors:
Shaul Hochstein

Perception 2018 Sep 12;47(9):985-990. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Research Neurobiology Department, Life Sciences Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

The new "eyes wide shut" illusion uses a standard enlarging (shaving or makeup) mirror. Close one eye and look at the closed eye in the mirror; the eye should take up most of the mirror. Switch eyes to see the other closed eye. Read More

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September 2018

Visual Illusions: Nothing to Lose but Your Chains-A Reply to Oliver Braddick.

Authors:
Arthur Shapiro

Perception 2018 09 28;47(9):901-904. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

American University, USA.

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September 2018

Enhancing Motion-In-Depth Perception of Random-Dot Stereograms.

Perception 2018 Jul;47(7):722-734

Optics Department, IMT Atlantique, Brest, France.

Random-dot stereograms have been widely used to explore the neural mechanisms underlying binocular vision. Although they are a powerful tool to stimulate motion-in-depth (MID) perception, published results report some difficulties in the capacity to perceive MID generated by random-dot stereograms. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the performance of MID perception could be improved using an appropriate stimulus design. Read More

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July 2018
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Potters Make Shorter Pots Under Conditions of Reduced Sensory Input.

Perception 2018 Aug 9;47(8):860-872. Epub 2018 Jun 9.

University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA.

Although people have made clay pots for millennia, little behavioral research has explored how they do so. We were specifically interested in potters' use of auditory, haptic, and visual feedback. We asked what would happen if one or two of these sources of feedback were removed and potters tried to create pots of a given height, stopping when they thought they had reached that height. Read More

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Reasoning About Visibility in Mirrors: A Comparison Between a Human Observer and a Camera.

Perception 2018 Aug 5;47(8):821-832. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Human observers make errors when predicting what is visible in a mirror. This is true for perception with real mirrors as well as for reasoning about mirrors shown in diagrams. We created an illustration of a room, a top-down view, with a mirror on a wall and objects (nails) on the opposite wall. Read More

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Orange Is Less Than Green: An Examination of Bidirectionality in Grapheme-Color Synesthesia.

Perception 2018 Aug 28;47(8):881-891. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Psychology, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA.

Grapheme-color synesthetes experience a sense of color when viewing graphemes (e.g., digits and letters). Read More

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When Is Accreting/Deleting Texture Seen as In Front? Interpretation of Depth From Texture Motion.

Perception 2018 Jul 28;47(7):694-721. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Psychology, Center for Cognitive Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA.

Standard accounts of accretion/deletion of texture treat it as a definite cue to depth ordering: The accreting/deleting surface is interpreted as being behind the adjoining surface. Froyen, Feldman, and Singh showed that accretion/deletion can also, under certain circumstances, be perceived as a 3D column rotating in front, with the accretion/deletion explained by self-occlusion. These displays differ from traditional accretion/deletion displays in a number of factors, including the presence of figure/ground cues, accretion/deletion on both sides of boundaries, and in the number of distinct regions. Read More

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Front-Presented Looming Sound Selectively Alters the Perceived Size of a Visual Looming Object.

Perception 2018 Jul 21;47(7):751-771. Epub 2018 May 21.

Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan.

In spite of accumulating evidence for the spatial rule governing cross-modal interaction according to the spatial consistency of stimuli, it is still unclear whether 3D spatial consistency (i.e., front/rear of the body) of stimuli also regulates audiovisual interaction. Read More

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July 2018
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Illusion Research: An Infantile Disorder?

Authors:
Oliver Braddick

Perception 2018 08 21;47(8):805-806. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK.

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August 2018
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Aging and the Visual Perception of Motion Direction: Solving the Aperture Problem.

Perception 2018 Jul 21;47(7):735-750. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Psychological Sciences, Ogden College of Science and Engineering, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA.

An experiment required younger and older adults to estimate coherent visual motion direction from multiple motion signals, where each motion signal was locally ambiguous with respect to the true direction of pattern motion. Thus, accurate performance required the successful integration of motion signals across space (i.e. Read More

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Absolute Distance From Perspective.

Perception 2018 Jun;47(6):581-584

City University of London, UK.

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Distribution of Recognition Times to Fruity Flavor of Gummy Candies in Healthy Adults.

Perception 2018 Aug 17;47(8):851-859. Epub 2018 May 17.

Department of Health and Nutrition, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan.

Times for recognition of fruity flavors in six gummy candies were measured using an electromyography-based system in 23 young healthy participants. They were instructed to chew one of the gummy candies at a random order and to press a button as soon as possible when they recognized what flavor was. The measured 181 recognition times showed two distributions, normally ( n = 107) and non-normally ( n = 74). Read More

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Receptor Visionaries.

Authors:
Nicholas J Wade

Perception 2018 Aug 17;47(8):833-850. Epub 2018 May 17.

Psychology, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Sensory receptors were described and illustrated after they had been observed with the aid of microscopes. Most descriptions were made in the 19th century after the introduction of achromatic lenses in microscopes. In some senses (like vision), receptors were named according to their morphology whereas in others (like touch), they are known by the names of those who initially described them. Read More

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August 2018
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Relationship Between Auditory Context and Visual Distance Perception: Effect of Musical Expertise in the Ability to Translate Reverberation Cues Into Room-Size Perception.

Perception 2018 Aug 14;47(8):873-880. Epub 2018 May 14.

Laboratorio de Acústica y Percepción Sonora, Escuela Universitaria de Artes, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Bernal, Argentina.

In a recently published work by our group [ Scientific Reports, 7, 7189 (2017)], we performed experiments of visual distance perception in two dark rooms with extremely different reverberation times: one anechoic ( T ∼ 0.12 s) and the other reverberant ( T ∼ 4 s). The perceived distance of the targets was systematically greater in the reverberant room when contrasted to the anechoic chamber. Read More

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"Glowing Gray" Does Exist: Luminance Gradients' Influence on Whiteness Perception.

Perception 2018 Jul 11;47(7):772-779. Epub 2018 May 11.

School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan.

Studies on brightness and lightness that employed luminance gradients (i.e., glare stimuli) have suggested that we can perceive luminosity even when the brightness target is darker than white. Read More

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July 2018
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Pursuing Paradoxes Posed by the Waterfall Illusion.

Authors:
Nicholas J Wade

Perception 2018 Jul 7;47(7):689-693. Epub 2018 May 7.

Psychology, University of Dundee, UK.

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Repulsive Serial Effects in Visual Numerosity Judgments.

Perception 2018 Jul 6;47(7):780-788. Epub 2018 May 6.

Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universitá degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.

We investigated how the approximate perceived numerosity of ensembles of visual elements is modulated by the numerosity of previously viewed ensembles depending on whether the first ensemble is held in visual working memory or not. We show that the numerosity of the previously seen ensemble has a repulsive effect, that is, a stimulus with high numerosity induces an underestimation of the following one and vice versa. This repulsive effect is present regardless of whether the first stimulus is memorized or not. Read More

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Variation and Likeness in Ambient Artistic Portraiture.

Perception 2018 Jun 27;47(6):585-607. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, 90119 University of Wollongong Australia.

An artist-led exploration of portrait accuracy and likeness involved 12 Artists producing 12 portraits referencing a life-size 3D print of the same Sitter. The works were assessed during a public exhibition, and the resulting likeness assessments were compared to portrait accuracy as measured using geometric morphometrics (statistical shape analysis). Our results are that, independently of the assessors' prior familiarity with the Sitter's face, the likeness judgements tended to be higher for less morphologically accurate portraits. Read More

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June 2018
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Learning in the Target Prevalence Effect.

Perception 2018 Jul 27;47(7):789-798. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Rare or low prevalence targets are detected less well than counterparts that occur with higher probability. It stands to reason, though, that before such a deficit is apparent, information about a given target's probability of occurrence must be apprehended. In this study, we investigated how much target experience is necessary for target probabilities to be fully acquired and established within mental task representations. Read More

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Inversion Impairs Expert Budgerigar Identity Recognition: A Face-Like Effect for a Nonface Object of Expertise.

Perception 2018 Jun 24;47(6):647-659. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

8205 University of Victoria , Canada.

The face-inversion effect is the finding that picture-plane inversion disproportionately impairs face recognition compared to object recognition and is now attributed to greater orientation-sensitivity of holistic processing for faces but not common objects. Yet, expert dog judges have showed similar recognition deficits for inverted dogs and inverted faces, suggesting that holistic processing is not specific to faces but to the expert recognition of perceptually similar objects. Although processing changes in expert object recognition have since been extensively documented, no other studies have observed the distinct recognition deficits for inverted objects-of-expertise that people as face experts show for faces. Read More

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Neural Correlates of Speed-Tuned Motion Perception in Healthy Adults.

Perception 2018 Jun 23;47(6):660-683. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 8166 University of British Columbia , Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

It has been suggested that slow and medium-to-fast speeds of motion may be processed by at least partially separate mechanisms. The purpose of this study was to establish the cortical areas activated during motion-defined form and global motion tasks as a function of speed, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Participants performed discrimination tasks with random dot stimuli at high coherence, at coherence near their own thresholds, and for random motion. Read More

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June 2018
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It's Not All About the Face: Variability Reveals Asymmetric Obligatory Processing of Faces and Bodies in Whole-Body Contexts.

Perception 2018 Jun 18;47(6):626-646. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

University of Denver, CO, USA.

Researchers have sought to understand the specialized processing of faces and bodies in isolation, but recently they have considered how face and body information interact within the context of the whole body. Although studies suggest that face and body information can be integrated, it remains an open question whether this integration is obligatory and whether contributions of face and body information are symmetrical. In a selective attention task with whole-body stimuli, we focused attention on either the face or body and tested whether variation in the irrelevant part could be ignored. Read More

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June 2018
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Effects of Facial Skin Smoothness and Blemishes on Trait Impressions.

Perception 2018 Jun 26;47(6):608-625. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

7899 Tilburg University , The Netherlands.

People make trait inferences based on facial appearance, and these inferences guide social approach and avoidance. Here, we investigate the effects of textural features on trait impressions from faces. In contrast to previous work, which exclusively manipulated skin smoothness, we manipulated smoothness and the presence of skin blemishes independently (Study 1) and orthogonally (Study 2). Read More

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June 2018
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Embodied Interaction Priority: Other's Body Part Affects Numeral-Space Mappings.

Perception 2018 Jan 1:301006618765556. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

School of Psychology, 12401 Shaanxi Normal University , Xi'an, China; Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Behavior and Cognitive Neuroscience, Xi'an, China.

Traditionally, the spatial-numerical association of response codes (SNARC) effect was presented in two-choice condition, in which only one individual reacted to both even (small) and odd (large) numbers. Few studies explored SNARC effect in a social situation. Moreover, there are many reference frames involved in SNARC effect, and it has not yet been investigated which reference frame is dominated when two participants perform the go-nogo task together. Read More

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January 2018
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Does Body Perception Shape Visuospatial Perception?

Perception 2018 Jan 1:301006618763269. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

How we perceive our body is shaped by sensory experiences with our surrounding environment, as witnessed by poor performance in tasks during which participants judge with their hands crossed the temporal order between two somatosensory stimuli, one applied on each hand. This suggests that somatosensory stimuli are not only processed according to a somatotopic representation but also a spatiotopic representation of the body. We investigated whether the perception of stimuli occurring in external space, such as visual stimuli, can also be influenced by the body posture and somatosensory stimuli. Read More

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January 2018
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Negative Effects of Makeup Use on Perceptions of Leadership Ability Across Two Ethnicities.

Perception 2018 Jan 1:301006618763263. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

Division of Psychology, School of Social and Health Sciences, Abertay University, Dundee, UK.

Cosmetics alter social perceptions, and prior work suggests that cosmetic use may aid female intrasexual competition, making women appear more dominant to other women but more prestigious to other men. It is unclear whether these findings reflect general improvements in perceptions of traits related to women's dominance or if they are specific to mating contexts only. Here, across two ethnicities, we examined effects of cosmetics used for a social night out on perceptions of women's leadership ability, a trait that denotes competence/high status outside of mating contexts. Read More

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January 2018
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