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Visually Directed Walking To Briefly Glimpsed Targets Is Not Biased Toward Fixation Location, John W. Philbeck Jan 2000

Visually Directed Walking To Briefly Glimpsed Targets Is Not Biased Toward Fixation Location, John W. Philbeck

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When observers indicate the magnitude of a previously viewed spatial extent by walking without vision to each endpoint, there is little evidence of the perceptual collapse in depth associated with some other methods (eg visual matching). One explanation is that both walking and matching are perceptually mediated, but that the perceived layout is task-dependent. In this view, perceived depth beyond 2 - 3 m is typically distorted by an equidistance effect, whereby the egocentric distances of nonfixated portions of the depth interval are perceptually pulled toward the fixated point. Action-based responses, however, recruit processes that enhance perceptual accuracy as the stimulus ...