Impressions of force in visual perception of collision events: a test of the causal asymmetry hypothesis.

@article{White2007ImpressionsOF,
  title={Impressions of force in visual perception of collision events: a test of the causal asymmetry hypothesis.},
  author={Peter A. White},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={647-52}
}
When two objects interact they exert equal and opposite forces on each other. According to the causal asymmetry hypothesis, however, when one object has been identified as causal and the other as that in which the effect occurs, the causal object is perceived as exerting greater force on the effect object than the latter is perceived as exerting on the former. An example of this is a stimulus in which one object moves toward another stationary one, and when contact occurs the former stops and… CONTINUE READING

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