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Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows

Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows Spatial Vision , Vol. 21, No. 3–5, pp. 273 – 289 (2008)  Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008. Also available online - www.brill.nl/sv Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows MARCO BERTAMINI 1 , ∗ , REBECCA LAWSON 1 and DAN LIU 2 1 School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UK 2 Shaanxi Normal University, China Received 18 August 2006; accepted 19 February 2007 Abstract —Representational art tries to capture a 3D world on a 2D surface, and artists often discuss this in relation to the projected image on window panes and mirrors. But are 2D projections on transparent surfaces useful to learn about projections in general? Most people are unaware of the 2D projected size of objects on the surface of mirrors. They also incorrectly expect that these projections always get smaller with distance of the target object from the mirror, and do not change with distance of the observer (when the target is stationary). In this paper we extend this result about surfaces of mirrors to surfaces of windows, and we confirm that the errors that people make are not specific to Western culture by replicating http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Spatial Vision (continued as Seeing & Perceiving from 2010) Brill

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0169-1015
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1568-5683
DOI
10.1163/156856808784532527
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18534104
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Spatial Vision , Vol. 21, No. 3–5, pp. 273 – 289 (2008)  Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008. Also available online - www.brill.nl/sv Understanding 2D projections on mirrors and on windows MARCO BERTAMINI 1 , ∗ , REBECCA LAWSON 1 and DAN LIU 2 1 School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UK 2 Shaanxi Normal University, China Received 18 August 2006; accepted 19 February 2007 Abstract —Representational art tries to capture a 3D world on a 2D surface, and artists often discuss this in relation to the projected image on window panes and mirrors. But are 2D projections on transparent surfaces useful to learn about projections in general? Most people are unaware of the 2D projected size of objects on the surface of mirrors. They also incorrectly expect that these projections always get smaller with distance of the target object from the mirror, and do not change with distance of the observer (when the target is stationary). In this paper we extend this result about surfaces of mirrors to surfaces of windows, and we confirm that the errors that people make are not specific to Western culture by replicating

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Spatial Vision (continued as Seeing & Perceiving from 2010)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: PICTURE PERCEPTION; VIEWPOINT; MIRROR; NAIVE PHYSICS

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