Illusory shrinkage and growth: body-based rescaling affects the perception of size.

@article{Linkenauger2010IllusorySA,
  title={Illusory shrinkage and growth: body-based rescaling affects the perception of size.},
  author={Sally A. Linkenauger and Ver{\'o}nica C. Ramenzoni and Dennis R. Proffitt},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={
          1318-25
        }
}
The notion that apparent sizes are perceived relative to the size of one's body is supported through the discovery of a new visual illusion. When graspable objects are magnified by magnifying goggles, they appear to shrink back to near-normal size when one's hand (also magnified) is placed next to them. When objects are "minified" by minifying goggles, the opposite occurs. The rescaling effect also occurred when participants who were trained in tool use viewed the tool next to the objects… CONTINUE READING
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