6J11.57 - Perception - Near and Far, Spatial Scale

Credit: https://www.moillusions.com/are-you-far-or-close
Credit: https://www.moillusions.com/are-you-far-or-close
Code Number:
6J11.57
Demo Title:
Perception - Near and Far, Spatial Scale
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Perception
Area of Study:
Optics, Human Biology
Equipment:
Visual Perception Examples.
Procedure:

Place or tape the paper onto a wall or blackboard.  When you are close to the paper you can only distinguish block and other forms.  As you back away, you should start to distinguish the words that the block structures outline.

References:
  • Diane Riendeau, "Get to the Point...Quicker!", TPT, Vol. 45, #5, May 2007, p. 313.
  • The Physics Teacher Cover, TPT, Vol. 45, #5, May 2007.
  • Jeffrey W. Rylander, "Welcome to Physics", TPT, Vol. 37, #5, May 1999, p. 312.
  • Christopher Chiaverina, Cindee Scott, and Patricia Steele, "The Connections Project: Art, Physics, and Mathematics", TPT, Vol. 35, #5, May 1997, p. 292.
  • Bela Julesz, "Experiments in the Visual Perception of Texture", Scientific American, Vol. 232, #4, Apr. 1975, p. 34.
  • Jan B. Deregowski, "Pictorial Perception and Culture", Scientific American, Vol. 227, #5, May 1972, p. 82.
  • Sara Kiley Watson, "Try Holding this Pattern", Popular Science, Vol. 291, Fall 2019, p. 118.
  • Paul Doherty and Don Rathjen, "Size and Distance", The Cheshire Cat, p. 92.
  • Jearl Walker, "7.11 Pointillistic Paintings", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 309.
  • Phillipe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva, "Dr. Angry and Mr. Smile:  When Categorization Flexibly Modifies the Perception of Faces in Rapid Visual Presentations", Cognition, Vol. 69, 1999, p. 243.
  • Paul Doherty & The Exploratorium Summer Institute, "Facial Blur", Scientific Explorations, http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day1perception/facialblur.htm, November 2007.

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