Holding an object one is looking at: Kinesthetic information on the object’s distance does not improve visual judgments of its size

  title={Holding an object one is looking at: Kinesthetic information on the object’s distance does not improve visual judgments of its size},
  author={Eli Brenner and Wim J.M. van Damme and Jeroen B. J. Smeets},
  journal={Perception \& Psychophysics},
Visual judgments of distance are often inaccurate. Nevertheless, information on distance must be procured if retinal image size is to be used to judge an object’s dimensions. In the present study, we examined whether kinesthetic information about an object’s distance—based on the posture of the arm and hand when holding it—influences the object’s perceived size. Subjects were presented with a computer simulation of a cube. This cube’s position was coupled to that of a rod in the subject’s hand… 

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