A neurophysiological explanation for biases in visual localization.

@article{Moreland2017ANE,
  title={A neurophysiological explanation for biases in visual localization.},
  author={James C Moreland and Geoffrey M. Boynton},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2017},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={553-562}
}
Observers show small but systematic deviations from equal weighting of all elements when asked to localize the center of an array of dots. Counter-intuitively, with small numbers of dots drawn from a Gaussian distribution, this bias results in subjects overweighting the influence of outlier dots - inconsistent with traditional statistical estimators of… CONTINUE READING