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FORM: ARTICLE
Author: Natsoulas, THOMAS
Affiliation: U. California, Davis
Title: On the Perception of Cutaneous Figures.
Source: Psychological Record, 1967. 17 (1): p.43-48
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Form and Shape Perception Skin (Anatomy) Somesthetic Perception Somesthetic Stimulation Theories
Added Keywords: CUTANEOUS FIGURE PERCEPTION, DISPLACEMENT HYPOTHESIS
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: WHEN FIGURES (LETTERS, GEOMETRIC FORMS) ARE TRACED ON THE HEAD OF AN Subject, HE APPEARS ABLE TO REPORT THE FIGURE FROM 2 PERSPECTIVES, THE E WHO DOES THE TRACING AND AN INTERNAL O WHO EXPERIENCES THE TRACING AS ITS MIRROR-IMAGE. AN INTERPRETATION OF THIS AND ADDITIONAL, CLOSELY RELATED OBSERVATIONS HAS BEEN PROPOSED IN TERMS OF A PERCEIVER (EGO) THAT CAN VARY IN ORIENTATION AND LOCUS. A REINTERPRETATION OF THESE RESULTS HAS BEEN PRESENTED ACCORDING TO WHICH THE LOCUS OF THE PERCEIVER REMAINS FIXED, ALTHOUGH THE LEFT-RIGHT ORIENTATION CAN BE DISPLACED. THE PRESENT STUDY CONSIDERS THE NEW INTERPRETATION IN THE LIGHT OF RELEVANT REANALYSIS OF EARLIER DATA, AND REPORTS A "DIRECT" TEST OF THE DISPLACEMENT HYPOTHESIS. IN ADDITION, THE CONCEPTUAL SCHEME IS EXTENDED TO APPLY TO THE CONDITIONS OF AN EARLIER EXPERIMENT AND THE DATA OF THE LATTER EXPERIMENT ARE REANALYZED IN TERMS OF NEW EXPECTATIONS. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)