Preference distorts visual space

Miho Kitamura, Yousuke Kawachi, Jiro Gyoba

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Abstract

We investigated whether visual spatial processing can be affected by the degree of preference for paintings. Firstly, the participants were required to manipulate a mouse and point to the location of the target that appeared at the periphery, following the paintings presented at center. After completing this task, the participants judged their preference for each painting on a five-point scale. The results showed that the spatial orientation of the targets was significantly biased towards the center when the highly likable paintings were presented, while the biases decreased in the case of the dislikable paintings. Additional experiments showed that these biases were not attributed to physical features of the paintings. These findings indicate that the subjective preference for visual stimuli potentially distorts our visual field and modulate our pointing performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages789-793
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789881476807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 19
Event2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2015 Dec 162015 Dec 19

Other

Other2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period15/12/1615/12/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Signal Processing

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Kitamura, M., Kawachi, Y., & Gyoba, J. (2016). Preference distorts visual space. In 2015 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2015 (pp. 789-793). [7415380] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APSIPA.2015.7415380