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FORM: ARTICLE
Author: Natsoulas, Thomas; Murphy, John T.
Affiliation: U. California, Davis
Title: Locus and Orientation of the Perceiver (Ego) and the Rotation of Visual Images.
Source: Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 1966. 3 (4): p.472-475
Language: English
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General Topics: APA Journals
Added Keywords: PERCEPTION, TRACINGS OF SIDE OF HEAD & ROTATION OF VISUAL IMAGE; PERCEPTION
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Abstract: A study correlating the performance of 14 college students on a task involving tracings on the left side of the head and on a task involving the rotation for response of diagrams visually presented. Subjects had to respond to the skin tracings from either an external or internal perspective. The responses to the visual figures required that Subject rotate a diagram on different trials, 180 about its vertical axis, 180 about its horizontal axis, and 180 in the frontal plane. Results showed that responding from an internal perspective was more accurate and faster than responding from an external perspective, and that the 3 kinds of rotation differed significantly in accuracy and response time. Accuracy of performance under internal instructions was positively and significantly correlated with number of correct responses under all 3 instructions for rotation, while low and nonsignificant correlations were found between the latter tasks and external instructions on accuracy. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)