The Affect of Embodied Height in Perceptual Estimations


Studies have shown that vision perception is pliable and that perceptual estimations can be affected by a variety of factors. It has been shown that perceptions of slope, distances, and heights are subject to the influence of physiological, emotional, and/or social variables. The studies conducted and outlined here investigated the impact of an individual’s actual height on estimations of slope and object height in analog settings, as well as pictorial and linguistic stimuli as presented from a nonimmersive desktop computer monitor. Results suggest that without a relative horizon to utilize eye-height scaling an individual will instead estimate the height of objects relative to their own height.

Back to Table of Contents