Distance perception

Yamamoto, Naohide (2016) Distance perception. In Kreutzer, Jeffrey S., DeLuca, John, & Caplan, Bruce (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology [2nd edition]. Springer, pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Distance perception refers to a process in which an observer perceives an interval between two points in space. The interval does not have to be linear, but perception of a straight-line distance has been most extensively studied. The distance can be defined between the observer and an external object (egocentric distance) or between two external objects (exocentric distance), and perception of these two types of distance tends to show different characteristics (e.g., Loomis et al. 1992). Distance perception and depth perception are often considered synonymous. However, they can also be subtly distinguished such that depth perception specifically refers to perception of exocentric distance along the observer’s line of sight. Although this entry is focused on visual distance perception, distance can be perceived through multiple senses, such as audition (Kolarik et al. 2016), haptics (Lederman and Klatzky 2009), and vestibular sense and proprioception ( ...

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ID Code: 98328
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_9103-2
ISBN: 9783319567822
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2016 23:58
Last Modified: 07 May 2017 21:55

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