SAGE Journal Articles

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Jessica K. Witt 
Action’s Effect on Perception 
Current Directions in Psychological Science June 2011 20: 201-206, doi:10.1177/0963721411408770
  • What was the origin of the action-specific perception account?
  • What are the different factors affecting action abilities? How do they interrelate?
  • How do perceptual differences influence action ability?
  • How might postperceptual processes influence action ability?
  • What is functional specificity and how does it affect action ability and task completion?
Tim J. Smith, Daniel Levin, and James E. Cutting
A Window on Reality: Perceiving Edited Moving Images 
Current Directions in Psychological Science April 2012 21: 107-113, doi:10.1177/0963721412437407
  • What biological factors play a part in an individual perceiving a sequence of images as a constant flow of visual information?
  • How has our biological response to motion changed with the evolution of cinematography (i.e. shorter shots with more motion)?
  • What is attentional synchrony? How does it affect the intake of information from both spontaneous and real-world dynamic video scenes?
  • What is the focused-continuity hypothesis?
  • How does memory influence the perception of moving images (videos)?
Patricia Hölzle, Christian Tatarau, and Joachim Hermsdörfer 
Visually Guided Tracking on a Handheld Device: Can It Be Used to Measure Visuomotor Skill in Shift Workers? 
Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society November 2014 56: 1296-1306, first published on March 27, 2014 doi:10.1177/0018720814528005
  • How are tracking tasks used to detect performance fluctuations in jobs that involve shift work?
  • What are the flaws in tracking tasks? How do the authors propose to modify these tasks for more accurate results?
  • What are the important factors to consider when assessing visuomotor performance?