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UNDERWATER DISTORTION: AND PLAIN DISTORTION
Article first published online: 13 APR 2011
1972 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Psychology
Volume 63, Issue 1, pages 31–38, February 1972
How to Cite
TAYLOR, J. G. (1972), UNDERWATER DISTORTION: AND PLAIN DISTORTION. British Journal of Psychology, 63: 31–38. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8295.1972.tb02080.x
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 13 APR 2011
- Manuscript received 23 November 1970
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In a paper on underwater distortion of size Ross et al. (1970) report results which they claim to be at variance with a theory they attribute to Taylor. The so-called theory is actually a deduction from Taylor's theory of perception and, when it is correctly stated, it is confirmed by the reported results. The use of objective methods for the study of perceptual adaptation is criticized, and it is argued that subjective reports give a more accurate account not only of perceptual adaptation but of the adaptation of the behavioural system that is disrupted by any transformation applied to the retinal input.