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Elongation and enclosure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16350635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous work suggested that elongation, horizontal area, and the boundary material might influence impressions of enclosure. This article describes an experiment in which these three factors were crossed. Ratings of open/enclosed by 15 respondents on 16 plazas indicated that the elongation ratio (range: 1:1 up to 1:1.8) had the strongest effect on impressions of enclosure (18% of variance). Horizontal area (12.25 m2 vs 49 m2) area accounted for 3% of variance. The amount of variance attributable to boundary material (plants vs walls) was an order of magnitude smaller (0.3%).
Arthur E Stamps
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-14     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior
Discrimination Learning
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Field Dependence-Independence
Optical Illusions*
Pattern Recognition, Visual*
Semantic Differential
Size Perception*

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