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Psychological Experiments and Phenomenal Experience in Size and Shape Constancy

Hatfield, Gary (2014) Psychological Experiments and Phenomenal Experience in Size and Shape Constancy. Philosophy of Science, 81 (5). pp. 940-953. ISSN 1539-767X

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Abstract

Some experiments in perceptual psychology measure perceivers’ phenomenal experiences of objects versus their cognitive assessments of object properties. Analyzing such experiments, this article responds to Pizlo’s claim that much work on shape constancy before 1985 confused problems of shape ambiguity with problems of shape constancy. Pizlo fails to grasp the logic of experimental designs directed toward phenomenal aspects of shape constancy. In the domain of size perception, Granrud’s studies of size constancy in children and adults distinguish phenomenal from cognitive factors.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Hatfield, Garyhatfield@sas.upenn.edu0000-0003-0876-7073
Keywords: Phenomenal aspects of shape constancy; Instructions and psychophysics of spatial perception; Cognition of object properties; Experimental method; Experimental design; Shape perception
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Perception
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Prof. Gary Hatfield
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2019 01:55
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 01:55
Item ID: 16363
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy of Science
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Official URL: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/...
DOI or Unique Handle: doi.org/10.1086/677891
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Perception
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: December 2014
Page Range: pp. 940-953
Volume: 81
Number: 5
ISSN: 1539-767X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16363

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