Perception-action and the Müller-Lyer illusion: Amplitude or endpoint bias?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations

Abstract

Over the past decade there has been a great deal of controversy regarding the relative impact of visual illusions on cognitive judgments and the control of goal-directed action. We report the results of two experiments indicating that perceptual biases associated with the Müller-Lyer illusion involve a misjudgment of amplitude/extent while aiming biases involve error in the specification of a movement endpoint. This dissociation of perception and action is consistent with some aspects of Milner and Goodale's two visual system model, but not others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Cite this

Glazebrook, C. M., Dhillon, V. P., Keetch, K. M., Lyons, J., Amazeen, E., Weeks, D. J., & Elliott, D. (2005). Perception-action and the Müller-Lyer illusion: Amplitude or endpoint bias? Experimental Brain Research, 160(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-004-1986-y