Action’s Effect on Perception

@article{Witt2011ActionsEO,
  title={Action’s Effect on Perception},
  author={J. Witt},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={201 - 206}
}
  • J. Witt
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
According to the action-specific perception account, people perceive the environment in terms of their ability to act in it. For example, softball players who are hitting better see the ball as bigger. Factors that affect ability and thus influence perception include body size, body control and coordination, energetic potential, and the challenges of the task. Acknowledging the influence of ability on perception challenges the traditional view that perception provides an objective, behaviorally… Expand

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