Visual-motor recalibration in geographical slant perception.

@article{Bhalla1999VisualmotorRI,
  title={Visual-motor recalibration in geographical slant perception.},
  author={Mukul Bhalla and Dennis R. Proffitt},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          1076-96
        }
}
  • M. Bhalla, D. Proffitt
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
In 4 experiments, it was shown that hills appear steeper to people who are encumbered by wearing a heavy backpack (Experiment 1), are fatigued (Experiment 2), are of low physical fitness (Experiment 3), or are elderly and/or in declining health (Experiment 4). Visually guided actions are unaffected by these manipulations of physiological potential. Although dissociable, the awareness and action systems were also shown to be interconnected. Recalibration of the transformation relating awareness… Expand
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