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Aging and the Perception of Egocentric Distance.
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PMID:  23276215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The present study examined whether there is an age-related difference in judging egocentric distances. In 4 experiments, both younger and older observers judged the physical distance of an object on a ground plane and reported their judgments by verbal report and by blind rope pulling. Overall, we found that (a) younger observers in general underestimated egocentric distance and showed foreshortening; (b) older observers judged more egocentric distance than younger observers and did not show foreshortening; and (c) this age-related difference was not due to an age-related difference in scaling or output calibration (Experiment 2), the use of eye height information (Experiment 3), or the use of texture gradient information (Experiment 4). These results may be accounted for by differences in perceived slant of the ground surface or a greater reliance on pictorial cues with increased age. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Zheng Bian; George J Andersen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology and aging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-1498     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Aging     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-1-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8904079     Medline TA:  Psychol Aging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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