The influence of familiarity of stimulus presentation on judgements in a visual-tactual conflict situation (1968)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
Many recent experiments have shown that when the visual and tactual modalities are provided with conflicting information about the same stimulus object, the visual resolution dominates. This has been interpreted as implying that vision is inherently superior to touch in some hierarchy of sense modalities. The experimental work described in this thesis suggests an alternative explanation for some of these results in terms of the relative familiarity of the stimulus presentations to the respective modalities.
KeywordsSenses and sensation; Touch; Vision
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