Accession Number:

AD0262148

Title:

PSYCHOPHYSICAL RELATIONS IN THE VISUAL PERCEPTION OF LENGTH, AREA AND VOLUME

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STOCKHOLM UNIV (SWEDEN)

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Report Date:

1960-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Subjective length, area and volume as functions of the corresponding stimulus variables were studied in three experiments. The exponents of the psychophysical power functions scattered around 1 for perception of real space. For perspective drawings of cubes and spheres, however, the exponents were about 0.75. It was tentatively concluded that perspective is an insufficient cue to visual volume. The results are discussed with special reference to certain cartographic symbols representing population magnitude. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE