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Seeing further than your nose.
We consider some historical insights into the visual life of the erstwhile duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro (1422-1482), warlord and patron to the painter Piero della Francesca, and the Japanese warlord, Masamune Date (1567-1636), a vocal patron of exploration and the arts....
Alcohol consumption enhances vection.
We assessed changes in forward vection following alcohol consumption, and found that alcohol consumption enhanced vection. This result indicates that alcohol can affect psychophysical processes responsible for self-motion perception.
Context-dependent categorical perception of surprise.
Evidence regarding the categorical perception of surprise facial expressions has been equivocal. Surprise is inherently ambiguous with respect to valence: it could be positive or negative. If this ambiguity interferes with categorical perception, disambiguating the valence might facilitate categoric...
Accommodation to uncomfortable patterns.
We measured the accommodative response to grating patterns known to differ in the discomfort they evoke because of differences in their colour, motion, or spatial frequency. The parameters known to affect discomfort and distortion had no influence on the mean or variance in the accommodative respons...
Back view of beauty: a bias in attractiveness judgment.
We need to rely on glances of a person's back view (eg while passing on the street). How is attractiveness judgment from the back view consistent with that from full-front view? In experiment 1 participants rated the attractiveness of human heads photographed from behind and from the front. Attracti...
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa entering the next dimension.
We revealed that both versions differ slightly in perspective. We reconstructed the original studio setting and found evidence that the disparity between both paintings mimics human binocular disparity. This points to the possibility that the two Giocondas together might represent the first stereosc...
Visual impressions of pushing and pulling: the object perceived as causal is not always the one that moves first.
Stimuli were presented in which a moving object (A) contacted a stationary object (B), whereupon both objects moved back in the direction from which object A had come. When object B rapidly decelerated to a standstill, so that the two objects did not remain in contact, object B was p...
Refractive error and monocular viewing strengthen the hollow-face illusion.
We measured the strength of the hollow-face illusion--the 'flipping distance' at which perception changes between convex and concave--as a function of a lens-induced 3 dioptre refractive error and monocular/binocular viewing. Refractive error and closing one eye both strengthened the illusion to app...
Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array.
We presented a visual (face) or auditory (voice) target stimulus in a location on a spatial array which was either spatially congruent or incongruent in depth (i.e., positioned directly in front or behind) with a crossmodal stimulus. The participant's task was to determine whether a visual (experime...
The hierarchical order of processes underlying the direction illusion and the direction aftereffect.
We have used a simple stimulus configuration to further investigate the sequential order of processes giving rise to the DI and DAE. To this end, we measured the two phenomena invoked in combination, and also manually parsed this combined effect into its two constituents by measuring the two phenome...