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Visual perceptual learning near and far from the body

Zafarana, Antonio, Farnè, Alessandro, Tamè, Luigi (2022) Visual perceptual learning near and far from the body. In: Experimental Psychological Society Meeting, 5-7 Jan 2022, London. (In press) (doi:Working Poster No. 39) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:91935)

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Abstract

Objects’ shape discrimination is faster for objects closer to the body (peripersonal space, PPS) compared to objects far from it. The closeness advantage has been observed for both low-level (size, orientation) and high-level (face identification) visual features, recent evidence supporting body-part centred learning of multisensory stimulation in PPS. However, it is unclear how PPS influences visual learning. Here, we aim to investigate whether visual perceptual learning differs according to the depth dimension (near or far from the observer). Depth perspective was created using the “Ponzo Illusion”, the effect of the illusion on learning was also examined. Participants performed a visual search task in which they reported whether a specific target object orientation (e.g., triangle pointing downward) was present amongst distractors. The task was performed before and after a training phase. This phase consisted in a visual search task in the near (half of the participants) or far space and lasted about 3 hours. Results showed that the learning was specific for the orientation of the target and position (near or far) in space with a more prominent improvement for the far space. These findings suggest that different learning processes may be specifically associated to different sectors of space.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
DOI/Identification number: Working Poster No. 39
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Luigi Tame
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 15:34 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 10:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/91935 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Tamè, Luigi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9172-2281
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