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Action-specific effects in perception and their potential applications

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Issue number1
Volume5
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)69-76
Publication statusPublished
Early online date9/03/16
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Spatial perception is biased by action. Hills appear steeper and distances appear farther to individuals who would have to exert more effort to transverse the space. Objects appear closer, smaller, and faster when they are easier to obtain. Athletes who are playing better than others see their targets as bigger. These phenomena are collectively known as action-specific effects on perception. In this target article, we review evidence for action-specific effects, including evidence that they reflect genuine changes in perception, and speculate on possible applications of action’s influence on vision.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5, 1, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2015.07.008