Individual differences in visual science: what can be learned and what is good experimental practice?

Mollon, John D, Bosten, Jenny, Peterzell, David H and Webster, Michael A (2017) Individual differences in visual science: what can be learned and what is good experimental practice? Vision Research, 141. pp. 4-15. ISSN 0168-1702

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Abstract

We all pass out our lives in private perceptual worlds. The differences in our sensory and perceptual experiences often go unnoticed until there emerges a variation (such as ‘The Dress’) that is large enough to generate different descriptions in the coarse coinage of our shared language. In this essay, we illustrate how individual differences contribute to a richer understanding of visual perception, but we also indicate some potential pitfalls that face the investigator who ventures into the field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Individual differences; Vision; Visual mechanisms; Experimental design; Correlation; Factor analysis; Behavioural genetics; Specific abilities
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Ellena Adams
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2017 16:31
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 14:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71905

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