Constructing naive theories of motion on the fly.

@article{Cooke1994ConstructingNT,
  title={Constructing naive theories of motion on the fly.},
  author={N J Cooke and Sarah D. Breedin},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={474-93}
}
People often make erroneous predictions about the trajectories of moving objects. McCloskey (1983a, 1983b) and others have suggested that many of these errors stem from well-developed, but naive, theories of motion. The studies presented here examine the role of naive impetus theory in people's judgments of motion. Subjects with and without formal physics experience were asked to draw or select from alternatives the trajectories of moving objects that were presented in various manners. Results… CONTINUE READING

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