Orientation Representations: Empirical Evidence

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195168693
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871513 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 							Orientation Representations: Empirical Evidence

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This chapter interprets AH's orientation errors in light of the coordinate-system orientation representation (COR) hypothesis. It begins by discussing AH's performance on orientation perception tasks in light of the COR hypothesis, arguing that the hypothesis can account for her errors. It then describes three additional orientation studies that researchers have recently carried out, again arguing that the COR hypothesis can explain the results. The findings from all of the studies support the fundamental COR assumptions about representation of orientation.

Keywords: coordinate-system orientation representation hypothesis; orientation perception; visual perception; visual location

Chapter.  8827 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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