Effectiveness of discrimination of the sizes of line segments by humans with different cognitive style parameters

I. I. Shoshina, Yu E. Shelepin

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Abstract

The effectiveness of the discrimination of segment sizes by people with different cognitive style parameters - field dependence vs. field independence, analytical vs. synthetic, and flexible vs. rigid cognitive control - was studied. Discrimination effectiveness was assessed in terms of the magnitude of the Ponzo illusion. The magnitude of the Ponzo illusion was found to be significantly smaller in subjects with a field-independent cognitive style than in those with a field-dependent style. People with the flexible type of cognitive control demonstrated a tendency to more accurate perception of segment size in the Ponzo figure than those with rigid control. There was no relationship between the analytical-synthetic style of categorization and the magnitude of the Ponzo illusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-753
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience and Behavioral Physiology
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

Keywords

  • analytical vs. synthetic
  • field independence vs. field dependence
  • flexible vs. rigid cognitive control
  • local vs. global image analysis
  • Ponzo illusion
  • segment size

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