The ‘Golden Section’: An Artifact of Stimulus Range and Demand Characteristics

@article{Piehl1976TheS,
  title={The ‘Golden Section’: An Artifact of Stimulus Range and Demand Characteristics},
  author={J. Piehl},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  year={1976},
  volume={43},
  pages={47 - 50}
}
  • J. Piehl
  • Published 1976
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
Rectangles having different ratios between the lengths of their sides were presented in three different ranges: with the golden section either (a) the next to most elongated rectangle, (b) the middle rectangle, or (c) the next to shortest rectangle. Each of 90 subjects had to pick the rectangles they liked best from all three ranges. This basic procedure was run under three different conditions: (a) subjects did not know the stimuli before, (b) subjects knew them from a foregoing psychophysical… Expand
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