Perceiving heaviness by dynamic touch : An investigation of the size – weight illusion in preschoolers

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This study investigates preschoolers’ ability to perceive the heaviness of objects by dynamic touch, a perceptual system that relies on the use of the muscle as a sensory organ. In total, 18 preschoolers were asked to hold objects by a handle without being able to see them. The 9 objects differed in mass and volume, allowing us to test the size–weight… (More)

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