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Size constancy is an aspect of perceptual constancy in which an object will appear to be the same size to an observer despite of changes in light , rotation, distance, perspective etc. This skill is so important that is appears in an infant only a couple of weeks old.


Size constancy and perceptual developmentEdit

Size constancy in neurological disordersEdit

Size constancy and visual illusionsEdit



Size constancy in animalsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

BooksEdit

  • Day, R. H. (1987). Visual size constancy in infancy. Hillsdale, NJ, England: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Deregowski, J. B., & Bentley, A. M. (1988). Distance constancy in Bushmen: An exploratory study. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishing.
  • Gillam, B. (1990). Geometrical illusions. New York, NY: W H Freeman/Times Books/ Henry Holt & Co.
  • Granrud, C. E. (2004). Visual Metacognition and the Development of Size Constancy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • McKee, S. P., & Smallman, H. S. (1998). Size and speed constancy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ingle, D. (1998). Perceptual constancies in lower vertebrates. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lombardi, C. M., & Delius, J. D. (1990). Size invariance in visual pattern recognition by pigeons. Hillsdale, NJ, England: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Rock, I., Hill, A. L., & Fineman, M. (1997). Speed constancy and size constancy. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Ross, H. E., & Plug, C. (1998). The history of size constancy and size illusions. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wagner, M. (2006). The geometries of visual space. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.

PapersEdit

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  • Berryman, L. J., Yau, J. M., & Hsiao, S. S. (2006). Representation of Object Size in the Somatosensory System: Journal of Neurophysiology Vol 96(1) Jul 2006, 27-39.
  • Bertamini, M., Yang, T. L., & Proffitt, D. R. (1998). Relative size perception at a distance is best at eye level: Perception & Psychophysics Vol 60(4) May 1998, 673-682.
  • Biederman, I., & Cooper, E. E. (1992). Size invariance in visual object priming: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Vol 18(1) Feb 1992, 121-133.
  • Bredenkamp, J., & Sarris, V. (1984). Psychophysics today: Modern problems and results: III: Psychologische Beitrage Vol 26(4) 1984, 616-671.
  • Broota, A., & Gupta, G. C. (1984). Size constancy in schizophrenics: Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology Vol 11(1) Mar 1984, 67-74.
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  • Cohen, L., Gray, F., Meyrignac, C., Dehaene, S., & et al. (1994). Selective deficit of visual size perception: Two cases of hemimicropsia: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry Vol 57(1) Jan 1994, 73-78.
  • Crassini, B., Best, C. J., & Day, R. H. (2003). Misperceiving extents in the medial plane: The paradox of Shepard's tables illusion. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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  • Girgus, J. S., & Coren, S. (1975). Depth cues and constancy scaling in the horizontal-vertical illusion: The bisection error: Canadian Journal of Psychology/Revue canadienne de psychologie Vol 29(1) 1975, 59-65.
  • Glover, S. (2004). What causes scale errors in children? : Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol 8(10) Oct 2004, 440-442.
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  • Granrud, C. E., & Schmechel, T. T. N. (2006). Development of size constancy in children: A test of the proximal mode sensitivity hypothesis: Perception & Psychophysics Vol 68(8) Nov 2006, 1372-1381.
  • Gregory, R. L. (1973). Reply to Massaro: Psychological Review Vol 80(4) Jul 1973, 304.
  • Higashiyama, A. (1992). Anisotropic perception of visual angle: Implications for the horizontal-vertical illusion, overconstancy of size, and the moon illusion: Perception & Psychophysics Vol 51(3) Mar 1992, 218-230.
  • Iivanainen, A., & Rovamo, J. (1992). The effects of colour adaptation and stimulus size on white perception as a function of eccentricity in man: Vision Research Vol 32(6) Jun 1992, 1131-1135.
  • Jeo, R. M. (1999). Representation of three-dimensional space in primate visual cortex. (spatial processing, size constancy). Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering.
  • Kassubek, J., Otte, M., Wolter, T., Greenlee, M. W., Mergner, T., & Lucking, C. H. (1999). Brain imaging in a patient with hemimicropsia: Neuropsychologia Vol 37(12) Nov 1999, 1327-1334.
  • Kaufman, L., Kaufman, J. H., Noble, R., Edlund, S., Bai, S., & King, T. (2006). Perceptual distance and the constancy of size and stereoscopic depth: Spatial Vision Vol 19(5) 2006, 439-457.
  • Lawson, R., & Bertamini, M. (2006). Errors in judging information about reflections in mirrors: Perception Vol 35(9) 2006, 1265-1288.
  • Lawson, R., Bertamini, M., & Liu, D. (2007). Overestimation of the projected size of objects on the surface of mirrors and windows: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Vol 33(5) Oct 2007, 1027-1044.
  • Masin, S. C. (2007). Note on development of perception of size: Perceptual and Motor Skills Vol 105(3, Pt1) Dec 2007, 788-794.
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  • Subramanian, A., & Dickinson, C. (2004). Size constancy in visual impairment: A comparison with normally sighted individuals: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics Vol 24(4) Jul 2004, 350-354.
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  • Whitaker, D., McGraw, P. V., & Pearson, S. (1999). Non-veridical size perception of expanding and contracting objects: Vision Research Vol 39(18) Sep 1999, 2999-3009.
  • Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008). Putting to a bigger hole: Golf performance relates to perceived size: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review Vol 15(3) Jun 2008, 581-585.
  • Wolfe, U., Maloney, L. T., & Tam, M. (2005). Distortions of perceived length in the frontoparallel plane: Tests of perspective theories: Perception & Psychophysics Vol 67(6) Aug 2005, 967-979.

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