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Human observers’ data, by condition and object type.

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posted on 2015-03-13, 02:51 authored by Megan A. K. Peters, Jonathan Balzer, Ladan Shams

Participants’ reported PV ratios are consistently smaller than EW responses, indicating a belief that smaller objects are denser than larger ones. Consistent with previous studies, PV consistently underestimates true volume, leading to PV responses larger than the true volume ratio between the objects (gray vertical line). EW ratios are consistently larger than PV ratios, indicating that subjects believe smaller objects are denser than larger objects, over and above any mis-estimation of volume.