The kinaesthetic perception of Euclidean distance: a study of the detour effect


An experiment investigated the mechanisms by which humans estimate Euclidean distances on the basis of kinaesthetic cues. Blindfolded participants followed straight and curvilinear paths with a hand-held stylus (encoding phase). Then, with a straight movement, they estimated the Euclidean distance between the start- and end-points of the path (response… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00221-003-1526-1

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