Sex differences in the Poggendorff illusion: Identifying the locus of the effect

Ling, Jonathan, Hamilton, Colin and Heffernan, Tom (2006) Sex differences in the Poggendorff illusion: Identifying the locus of the effect. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 102 (1). pp. 142-146. ISSN 0031-5125

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PMS.102.1.142-146

Abstract

Extensive research has identified individual differences associated with sex in a range of visual task performances, including susceptibility to visual illusions. The aim of this study was to identity the locus of sex differences within the context of the Poggendort illusion. 79 women and 79 men participated within a mixed factorial design. Analyses indicated that sex differences were only present in the stimulus con text with the full inducing clement present. This finding replicates recent research and provides qualifying evidence as to the locus of the effect. The findings are discussed within the functional framework of perceptual processes involved in extrapolating 3 dimensional characteristics from 2 dimensional visual stimuli.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 16:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19989

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