Philosophy of Science 81 (5):940-953 (2014)

Gary Hatfield
University of Pennsylvania
Some experiments in perceptual psychology measure perceivers’ phenomenal experiences of objects versus their cognitive assessments of object properties. Analyzing such experiments, this article responds to Pizlo’s claim that much work on shape constancy before 1985 confused problems of shape ambiguity with problems of shape constancy. Pizlo fails to grasp the logic of experimental designs directed toward phenomenal aspects of shape constancy. In the domain of size perception, Granrud’s studies of size constancy in children and adults distinguish phenomenal from cognitive factors
Keywords Phenomenal aspects of shape constancy  Instructions and psychophysics of spatial perception  Cognition of object properties  Experimental method  Experimental design  Shape perception
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DOI 10.1086/677891
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