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Is there a right way up for vertical symmetry?

Abstract:

Responses to vertical symmetry are quicker than responses to either horizontal or diagonal symmetric stimuli. However, within vertically symmetric stimuli, we demonstrate a preference for search for stimuli that are upright - where upright stimuli are defined by having a broad base. When participants have to search for vertical symmetry in multiple item displays, their responses are about 50 ms quicker when the items are upright, than when the items are upside down. There was no effect of upr...

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Publisher copy:
10.1167/2.7.483
Journal:
Journal of Vision More from this journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
7
Pages:
483-483
Publication date:
2002-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1534-7362
ISSN:
1534-7362
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:311700
UUID:
uuid:d07dd4da-8e82-42a2-8936-93da23ebfdfd
Local pid:
pubs:311700
Source identifiers:
311700
Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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