Action-Specific Perception Lab

College of Natural Sciences

Publications

 

2017 and in press

Witt, J. K. (in press).  A role for control in an action-specific effect on perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Tenhundfeld, N. T., & Witt, J. K. (in press).  Distances on hills look farther than distances on flat ground: Evidence from converging measures.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

King, Z.R., Tenhundfeld, N. T., & Witt, J. K. (in press).  What you see and what you are told: An action-specific effect that is unaffected by explicit feedback.  Psychological Research.

Witt, J. K. (in press).  Action Potential Influences Spatial Perception: Evidence for Genuine Top-Down Effects on Perception.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Witt, J. K. (in press). Perception and action. In J. T. Wixted (Ed.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience (Fourth ed., Vol. 2: Sensation, Perception, and Attention). New York: Wiley.

Witt, J. K. (in press).  Replicability, response bias, and judgments, oh my! A new checklist for evaluating the perceptual nature of action-specific effects.  In B. H. Ross (Ed.), Psychology of Learning and Motivation.

Witt, J. K. (in press). Spatial biases from action. In T. Hubbard (Ed.), Spatial Biases. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Witt, J. K., Tenhundfeld, N. T., & Bielak, A. A. M. (2017). Dissociating perception from judgment in the action-specific effect of blocking ease on perceived speed. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79 (1), 283-297.

Taylor, J. E. T., Witt, J. K., & Pratt, J. (2017).  A different kind of weapon focus: Simulated training with ballistic weapons reduces change blindness.  Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2:3.

2016

Witt, J. K., Sugovic, M., Tenhundfeld, N. L., & King, Z. (2016). An Action-Specific Effect on Perception that Avoids All Pitfalls.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e229.

Witt, J. K., Taylor, J. E. T., Sugovic, M., & Wixted, J. T. (2016).  Further clarifying signal detection theoretic interpretations of the Müller-Lyer and sound-induced flash illusions.  Journal of Vision, 16(11), 19 (1-7).

Witt, J. K., Taylor, J. E. T., Sugovic, M., & Wixted, J. T. (2016).  Corrigendum to Signal detection measures cannot distinguish perceptual biases from response biases. Perception, 45(8), 964-965.

Witt, J. K., Sugovic, M., & Dodd, M. D. (2016). Action-specific perception of speed is independent of attention.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(3), 880-890.

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., & Wickens, C. D. (2016). Action-specific effects in perception and their potential applications: A reply to commentaries. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(1), 88-93.

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., & Wickens, C. D. (2016). Action-specific effects in perception and their potential applications. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(1), 69-76.

Sugovic, M., Turk, P., & Witt, J. K. (2016).  Perceived distance and obesity: It’s what you weigh, not what you think.  Acta Psychologica, 165, 1-8.

 

2015

Witt, J. K. (2015). Awareness is not a necessary characteristic of a perceptual effect: Commentary on Firestone (2013). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(6), 865-872.

Philbeck, J. W., & Witt, J. K. (2015). Action-specific influences on perception and post-perceptual processes: Present controversies and future directions.  Psychological Bulletin, 141(6), 1120-1144. [Both authors contributed equally.]

Witt, J. K., Taylor, J. E. T., Sugovic, M., & Wixted, J. T. (2015).  Signal detection measures cannot distinguish perceptual biases from response biases. Perception, 44, 289-300.

Taylor, J. E. T., Pratt, J., & Witt, J. K. (2015). Joint attention for stimuli on the hands: Attention matters.  Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 543.

Taylor, J. E. T., & Witt, J. K. (2015).  Listening to music primes space: Pianists, but not novices, simulate heard actions.  Psychological Research, 79, 175-182.

 

2014

Witt, J. K., & Riley, M. (2014).  Discovering your inner Gibson: Reconciling action-specific and ecological approaches.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(6), 1353-1370.  [Both authors contributed equally.]

Taylor, J. E. T., & Witt, J. K. (2014). Altered attention for stimuli on the hands.  Cognition, 133, 211-225.

Witt, J. K. (2014).  The Costs of Action: Comment on "Action semantics: A unifying conceptual framework for the selective use of multimodal and modality-specific object knowledge" by Michiel van Elk, Hein van Schie and Harold Bekkering.  Physics of Life Reviews, 11, 265-266.

Witt, J. K., South, S. C., & Sugovic, M. (2014).  A perceiver’s own abilities influence perception, even when observing others. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 384-389.

 

2013

Biggs, A. T., Brockmole, J. R., & Witt, J. K. (2013).  Armed and attentive: Holding a weapon can bias attentional priorities in scene viewing.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75, 1715-1724.

Glenberg, A. M., Witt, J. K., & Metcalfe, J. (2013).  From revolution to embodiment: 25 years of cognitive psychology.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(5), 574-586. [All authors contributed equally.]

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2013).  Catching ease influences perceived speed: Evidence for action-specific effects from action-based measures.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 1364-1370.

Sugovic, M., & Witt, J. K. (2013).  An older view of distance perception: Older adults perceive walkable extents as farther.  Experimental Brain Research, 226, 383-391.

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2013).  Spiders appear to move faster than non-threatening objects regardless of one’s ability to block them.  Acta Psychologica, 143, 284-291.

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2013).  Response bias cannot explain action-specific effects: Evidence from compliant and non-compliant participants. Perception, 42, 138-152.

Brockmole, J. R., Davoli, C. C., Abrams, R. A., & Witt, J. K. (2013).  The world within reach: Effects of hand posture and tool-use on visual cognition.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22, 38-44.

 

2012

Witt, J. K., & Brockmole, J. R. (2012).  Action alters object identification: Wielding a gun increases the bias to see guns. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 1159-1167.

Taylor, J. E. T., Witt, J. K., & Grimaldi, P. (2012).  Uncovering the connection between artist and audience: Viewing painted brushstrokes evokes corresponding action representations in the observer. Cognition, 125, 26-36.

Witt, J. K., Sugovic, M., & Taylor, J. E. T. (2012).  Action-specific effects in a social context: Others’ abilities influence perceived speed.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 715-725.

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., & Proffitt, D. R. (2012).  Get me out of this slump!  Visual illusions improve sports performance. Psychological Science, 23, 397-399.

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2012).  Does ease to block a ball affect perceived ball speed? Examination of alternative hypotheses.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 1202-1214.

Davoli, C. C., Brockmole, J. R., & Witt, J. K. (2012). Compressing perceived distance with remote tool-use: Real, imagined, and remembered.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, 80-89.

 

2011

Witt, J. K. (2011).  Action’s effect on perception. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 201-206.

Witt, J. K. (2011).  Tool use influences perceived shape and parallelism: Indirect measures of perceived distance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1148-1156.

Linkenauger, S. A., Witt, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2011).  Taking a hands-on approach: Apparent grasping ability scales the perception of object size.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1432-1441.

Witt, J. K., Schuck, D. M., & Taylor, J. E. T. (2011).  Action-specific effects underwater.  Perception, 40, 530-537.

Taylor, J. E. T., Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2011).  When walls are no longer barriers: Perception of wall height in parkour.  Perception, 40, 757-760.

 

2010

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2010).  Performance and ease influence perceived speed.  Perception, 39, 1341-1353.

Witt, J. K., Kemmerer, D., Linkenauger, S. A., & Culham, J. (2010).  A functional role for motor simulation in naming tools.  Psychological Science, 21, 1215-1219.

Witt, J. K., Proffitt, D. R., & Epstein, W. (2010).  When and how are spatial perceptions scaled?  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1153-1160.

Miles, J. D., Witt, J. K., & Proctor, R. W. (2010).  Action plans produce separate Simon effects for picking up objects and transporting them.  Psychological Research, 74, 468-475.

 

2009

Witt, J. K., & Dorsch, T. (2009).  Kicking to bigger uprights: Field goal kicking performance influences perceived size.  Perception, 38, 1328-1340.

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., Augustyn, J. A., Cook, A. S., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009).  The long road of pain: Chronic pain increases perceived distance.  Experimental Brain Research, 192, 145-148.

Linkenauger, S. A., Witt, J. K., Bakdash, J. Z., Stefanucci, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009).  Asymmetrical body perception: A possible role for neural body representations.  Psychological Science, 20, 1373-1380.

Linkenauger, S. A., Witt, J. K., Stefanucci, J. K., Bakdash, J. Z., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009).  The effects of handedness and reachability on perceived distance.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35, 1649-1660.

 

2008

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008).  Putting to a bigger hole: Golf performance relates to perceived size.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15, 581-585.

Witt, J. K., Ashe, J., & Willingham, D. T. (2008).  An egocentric frame of reference for implicit motor skill learning.  Psychological Research, 72, 542-552.

Witt, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008).  Action-specific influences on distance perception: A role for motor simulation.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1479-1492.

 

2007 & Earlier

Witt, J. K., & Proffitt, D.R. (2007).  Perceived slant: A dissociation between perception and action.  Perception, 36, 249-257.

Witt, J. K., Stefanucci, J.K., Riener, C.R., & Proffitt, D.R. (2007).  Seeing beyond the target: Environmental context affects distance perception.  Perception, 36, 1752-1768.

Witt, J. K., & Willingham, D.T. (2006).  Evidence for separate representations for action and location in implicit motor sequencing.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13, 902-907.

Witt, J. K., Proffitt, D.R., & Epstein, W. (2005).  Tool use affects perceived distance but only when you intend to use it.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 880-888.

Witt, J. K., & Proffitt, D.R. (2005).  See the ball, hit the ball: Apparent ball size is correlated with batting average.  Psychological Science, 16, 937-938.

Witt, J. K., Proffitt, D.R., & Epstein, W. (2004).  Perceiving distance: A role of effort and intent. Perception, 33, 570-590.