Visual size perception and haptic calibration during development.

@article{Gori2012VisualSP,
  title={Visual size perception and haptic calibration during development.},
  author={Monica Gori and Luana Giuliana and Giulio Sandini and David Charles Burr},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={854-62}
}
It is still unclear how the visual system perceives accurately the size of objects at different distances. One suggestion, dating back to Berkeley's famous essay, is that vision is calibrated by touch. If so, we may expect different mechanisms involved for near, reachable distances and far, unreachable distances. To study how the haptic system calibrates vision we measured size constancy in children (from 6 to 16 years of age) and adults, at various distances. At all ages, accuracy of the… CONTINUE READING

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