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Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion

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Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion. / Linkenauger, Sally A.; Mohler, Betty J.; Proffitt, Dennis R.

In: Perception, Vol. 40, No. 10, 2011, p. 1251-1253.

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Linkenauger, SA, Mohler, BJ & Proffitt, DR 2011, 'Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion', Perception, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 1251-1253. https://doi.org/10.1068/p7049

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Linkenauger, Sally A. ; Mohler, Betty J. ; Proffitt, Dennis R. / Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion. In: Perception. 2011 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 1251-1253.

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