A Comparison of the Haptic and Visual Horizontal-Vertical Illusion

  • Jacqui Howell
  • Mark Symmons
  • Dianne Wuillemin
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-14075-4_51

Volume 6192 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Howell J., Symmons M., Wuillemin D. (2010) A Comparison of the Haptic and Visual Horizontal-Vertical Illusion. In: Kappers A.M.L., van Erp J.B.F., Bergmann Tiest W.M., van der Helm F.C.T. (eds) Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations. EuroHaptics 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6192. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Participants attempted to create squares of four different sizes in two orientations in one of three modality conditions - physically adjusting a tangible template while blindfolded (haptic condition), directing the experimenter to adjust the template (vision condition), or adjusting the template themselves without the blindfold (mixed-mode condition). The side of square was robustly overestimated, resulting in a rectangle elongated in the horizontal direction - evidence for the horizontal-vertical illusion. There was no difference in the illusion’s strength as a function of modality conditions or orientation.

Keywords

Horizontal-vertical illusion vision haptics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqui Howell
    • 1
  • Mark Symmons
    • 1
  • Dianne Wuillemin
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityChurchillAustralia