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In [[perceptual constancy]], '''distance constancy''' refers to the relationship between apparent distance and physical distance.<ref>{{harv|Kuroda|1971|pp=199–219}}</ref>
 
In [[perceptual constancy]], '''distance constancy''' refers to the relationship between apparent distance and physical distance.<ref>{{harv|Kuroda|1971|pp=199–219}}</ref>
   
 
An example of this would be the moon - when it is near the horizon it is perceived as larger (size constancy) and/or closer to earth than when it is above our heads.
 
An example of this would be the moon - when it is near the horizon it is perceived as larger (size constancy) and/or closer to earth than when it is above our heads.
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==In people diagnosed with schizophrenia==
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A study found that distance constancy, being closely related to size constancy, was poorer in people with [[schizophrenia]] than in a control group (labeled "normals"). "The result of poor distance constancy is that [[visual perception]] in schizophrenics is lacking in depth and that these patients live in a 'flatter' world."<ref>{{harv|Weckowicz|1958|pp=1174–1182}}</ref>
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*'''Visual Auditory Distance Constancy''' - Researchers explored the relationship between visual and auditory responses and how they influence distance constancy. A study found that at a certain distance, when a sound is sensed, the eye is stimulated slightly before the ear is.<ref>{{harv|Engel|1971|pp=308}}</ref>
   
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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*{{cite journal|last=Engel|first=G.R.|coauthors=W.G. Dougherty|title=Visual-Auditory Distance Constancy|journal=Letters to Nature|date=03|year=1971|month=December|volume=234|pages=308|doi=10.1038/234308a0}}
 
*{{cite journal|last=Kuroda|first=Teruhiko|title=Distance constancy|journal=Psychologische Forschung|date=01|year=1971|month=September|volume=34|issue=3|pages=199–219|doi=10.1007/BF00424606|url=http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00424606?LI=true}}]
 
*{{cite journal|last=Kuroda|first=Teruhiko|title=Distance constancy|journal=Psychologische Forschung|date=01|year=1971|month=September|volume=34|issue=3|pages=199–219|doi=10.1007/BF00424606|url=http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00424606?LI=true}}]
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*{{cite journal|last=[[Thaddus E. Weckowicz|Weckowicz T.E.]]|first=|coauthors=R. Sommer and R. Hall|title=Distance Constancy in Schizophrenic Patients|journal=The British Journal of Psychiatry|year=1958|volume=104|pages=1174–1182|doi=10.1192/bjp.104.437.1174}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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In perceptual constancy, distance constancy refers to the relationship between apparent distance and physical distance.[1]

An example of this would be the moon - when it is near the horizon it is perceived as larger (size constancy) and/or closer to earth than when it is above our heads.

In people diagnosed with schizophreniaEdit

A study found that distance constancy, being closely related to size constancy, was poorer in people with schizophrenia than in a control group (labeled "normals"). "The result of poor distance constancy is that visual perception in schizophrenics is lacking in depth and that these patients live in a 'flatter' world."[2]

  • Visual Auditory Distance Constancy - Researchers explored the relationship between visual and auditory responses and how they influence distance constancy. A study found that at a certain distance, when a sound is sensed, the eye is stimulated slightly before the ear is.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  • Engel, G.R., W.G. Dougherty (03). Visual-Auditory Distance Constancy. Letters to Nature 234: 308.
  • Kuroda, Teruhiko (01). Distance constancy. Psychologische Forschung 34 (3): 199–219.]
  • Weckowicz T.E., R. Sommer and R. Hall (1958). Distance Constancy in Schizophrenic Patients. The British Journal of Psychiatry 104: 1174–1182.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (Kuroda 1971, pp. 199–219)
  2. (Weckowicz 1958, pp. 1174–1182)
  3. (Engel 1971, pp. 308)

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