Investigating the contribution of metacontrast to the Frohlich effect for size

Autor(en): Carbone, Elena
Ansorge, Ulrich 
Stichwörter: ATTENTION; Frohlich effect; Frohlich effect for size; MASKING; metacontrast; MODEL; MOVING STIMULI; ONSET REPULSION; PERCEPTION; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; REPRESENTATIONAL MOMENTUM; size perception; VISION
Erscheinungsdatum: 2008
Volumen: 128
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 361
Seitenende: 367
According to the Frohlich effect, observers perceive the initial position of a fast moving stimulus displaced in the direction of motion. On the basis of Kirschfeld and Kammer's as well as Frbhlich's original assumption that metacontrast plays an important role in the emergence of the phenomenon, we predicted different amounts of misperception for stimulus enlargement compared to stimulus reduction. These basic predictions were confirmed in Experiment 1. In Experiment 2, we investigated whether an overestimation-bias might account for these results. But the overestimation of non-changing stimuli was too small to adequately explain the dissociation. In Experiment 3, we predicted and found different effects of the factor stimulus lightness on misperception in the enlargement and reduction condition. In Experiment 4, we showed that misperception in the enlargement condition is reduced when frames are used instead of filled stimuli, as in the earlier experiments. Results are discussed with respect to the original Frohlich effect. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 00016918
DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.03.008

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