Lifting without seeing: the role of vision in perceiving and acting upon the size weight illusion

Gavin Buckingham, Melvyn A Goodale

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    Abstract

    Our expectations of an object's heaviness not only drive our fingertip forces, but also our perception of heaviness. This effect is highlighted by the classic size-weight illusion (SWI), where different-sized objects of identical mass feel different weights. Here, we examined whether these expectations are sufficient to induce the SWI in a single wooden cube when lifted without visual feedback, by varying the size of the object seen prior to the lift.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere9709
    JournalPLoS ONE
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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