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In perceptual constancy, location constancy refers to the relationship between the viewer and the object. A stationary object is perceived as remaining stationary despite the retina sensing the object changing as the viewer moves (due to parallax).[1]Location constancy is largely influenced by the context in which the object is found. An example of this would be looking at a parked car as you walk towards a building; the car is perceived as remaining stationary as you move forward.

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  1. (Goolkasian 2001, pp. 175–199)
  • Goolkasian, P., A. Bojko (June 2001). Location constancy and it's effect on Visual Selection. Us National Library of Medicine Natinoal Institutes of Health 14 (2): 175–199.

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