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Author: Natsoulas, Thomas; Dubanoski, Richard A.
Affiliation: Weslyan U.
Title: Inferring the Locus and Orientation of the Perceiver from Responses To Stimulation of the Skin.
Source: American Journal of Psychology, 1964. 77 (2): p.281-285
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: No terms assigned
Added Keywords: TACTUAL, STIMULATION & PERCEPTION ORIENTATION; PERCEPTION, & ORIENTATION TO SKIN STIMULATION; PERCEPTION
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Abstract: The experiment broadens the base of observations concerned with determinants of the locus and orientation of the O. Head position, location on the head, and handedness were studied as independent variables. Subjects were 96 male undergraduate volunteers. All were tested individually by the same E. 4 letters were drawn in various locations on the heads of the Subjects. Perception from an external locus was presumed to require a greater "shift." Results supported the conceptual scheme that such letters are perceived on the basis of the perceiver's orientation and the magnitude of change in orientation necessary for perceiving the letter from an internal locus. They also suggested that orientation of the perceiver was at an angle between head-orientation and frontal direction. There was no handedness effect. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)