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Acquisition and retention of perceptual learning and the horizontal-vertical illusion.

Authors
  • Brosvic, G M
  • Rowe-Boyer, M M
  • Dihoff, R E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1991
Volume
72
Issue
2
Pages
587–592
Identifiers
PMID: 1852569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The present study examined procedure-specific differences in the acquisition and retention of perceptual learning using four forms of the Horizontal-Vertical illusion. Training to criterion was conducted using intertrial feedback, continued visual inspection, or yoked-control procedures. Retention of perceptual learning was assessed at posttraining intervals ranging from 1 minute to 1 month. Subjects trained with feedback achieved criterion in fewer trials and showed greater accuracy and short-term retention of perceptual learning on the inverted-T figure and the 1-in. vertical line-production task. The present results show that the correction of inaccurate strategic factors most likely represents the temporary acquisition of compensatory strategies that facilitate performance on simple perceptual-motor skills tasks.

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