Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
D. Alexander Varakin
Catherine A. Clement
Previous research suggests that the organizational cue, connectedness, can influence time judgments of geometric shapes. The stimuli of those experiments consisted of geometric shapes with lines. In the organized set of stimuli, the lines joined the shapes together, and in the unorganized set of stimuli, the lines floated in whitespace amongst the shapes. However, connectedness affected time judgments in two seemingly opposing directions in previous experiments. The current experiment sought to clarify the differences between the results of the earlier experiments by modifying the instructions of the second task to have participants count the number of disjoint shapes. In this experiment, there were no differences between the time judgments for the organized and unorganized images. The results may suggest that the way the participants interpret the stimuli influence their time judgments.
Copyright 2015 Jason Scott Hays
Hays, Jason Scott, "Connecting Perceptual Organization To Time Perception" (2015). Online Theses and Dissertations. 272.