Accession Number:

AD0712981

Title:

ANCHORING LINES AND THE MUELLER-LYER ILLUSION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Using the method of pair comparisons, subjects judged 12 stimulus configurations comprised of horizontal Mueller-Lyer M-L figures bordered above and below by shorter or longer anchoring lines. From the pooling model of adaptation-level theory, it was predicted that perceived length of the M-L figures would be assimilated toward anchor length. Results confirmed the prediction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE