The brightness-weight illusion.

@article{Walker2010TheBI,
  title={The brightness-weight illusion.},
  author={Peter Walker and Brian J Francis and Leanne Jaye Walker},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={462-9}
}
Bigger objects look heavier than smaller but otherwise identical objects. When hefted as well as seen, however, bigger objects feel lighter (the size-weight illusion), confirming that the association between visual size and weight has a perceptual component. Darker objects also look heavier than brighter but otherwise identical objects. It is uncertain, however, if this association also has a perceptual element, or if it simply reflects the fact that, in English at least, the same verbal label… CONTINUE READING
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