The Context Sensitivity of Visual Size Perception Varies across Cultures

  title={The Context Sensitivity of Visual Size Perception Varies across Cultures},
  author={M. Doherty and H. Tsuji and W. A. Phillips},
  pages={1426 - 1433}
  • M. Doherty, H. Tsuji, W. A. Phillips
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • There is evidence that East Asian cultures have more context-sensitive styles of reasoning, memory, attention, and scene perception than Western cultures. Lower levels of the perceptual hierarchy seem likely to be similar in all cultures, however, so we compared context sensitivity in Japan with that in the UK using a rigorous psychophysical measure of the effects of centre – surround contrast on size discrimination. In both cultures context sensitivity was greater for females working in the… CONTINUE READING
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