Perception, Reality (07-18-22)

Sato and colleagues’ work confirms that many factors influence what we see.  They share that they “asked observers their perception of the appearance of the Necker cube placed at any of the five angles in the space of virtual reality. There were two patterns of neck movement, vertical and horizontal. . . . results indicate that perception was modulated [influenced] by the posture of the neck.”

Fumiaki Sato, Ryoya Shiomoto, Shigeki Nakauchi, and Tetsuto Minami.  2022. “Backward and Forward Next Tilt Affects Perceptual Bias When Interpreting Ambiguous Figures.”  Scientific Reports, vol. 12, no 7276, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-10985-4