Jessica K Witt

Summary

Affiliation: Purdue University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint When and how are spatial perceptions scaled?
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:1153-60. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Performance and ease influence perceived speed
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2046, USA
    Perception 39:1341-53. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Action-specific effects in a social context: others' abilities influence perceived speed
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 38:715-25. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A functional role for motor simulation in identifying tools
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1215-9. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Action-specific effects underwater
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Perception 40:530-7. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Tool use influences perceived shape and perceived parallelism, which serve as indirect measures of perceived distance
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:1148-56. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Kicking to bigger uprights: field goal kicking performance influences perceived size
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2046, USA
    Perception 38:1328-40. 2009
  8. pmc Action-specific influences on distance perception: a role for motor simulation
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 34:1479-92. 2008
  9. pmc The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Exp Brain Res 192:145-8. 2009
  10. pmc Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:581-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. doi request reprint When and how are spatial perceptions scaled?
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 36:1153-60. 2010
    ..The current studies were designed to assess when and how action-specific influences on distance perception have their effects. The results supported the action-specific account...
  2. ncbi request reprint Performance and ease influence perceived speed
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2046, USA
    Perception 39:1341-53. 2010
    ..These studies suggest that performance and task ease influence perceived speed...
  3. doi request reprint Action-specific effects in a social context: others' abilities influence perceived speed
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 38:715-25. 2012
    ..These studies suggest that the environment can be perceived relative to another person's abilities...
  4. doi request reprint A functional role for motor simulation in identifying tools
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1215-9. 2010
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  5. ncbi request reprint Action-specific effects underwater
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Perception 40:530-7. 2011
    ..These results suggest perceived distance underwater is a function of the perceiver's ability to swim to the targets...
  6. doi request reprint Tool use influences perceived shape and perceived parallelism, which serve as indirect measures of perceived distance
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 37:1148-56. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate convergence across multiple types of judgments, a finding that undermines alternative, judgment-based accounts and suggests that the ability to reach an object changes the perceived distance to the object...
  7. ncbi request reprint Kicking to bigger uprights: field goal kicking performance influences perceived size
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2046, USA
    Perception 38:1328-40. 2009
    ..The more kicks that were missed short of the target, the taller the field goal crossbar looked. These results demonstrate that performance is a factor in size perception...
  8. pmc Action-specific influences on distance perception: a role for motor simulation
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 34:1479-92. 2008
    ..When a perceiver intends to perform an action, the perceiver runs a motor simulation of that action. The perceiver's ability to perform the action, as determined by the outcome of the simulation, influences perceived distance...
  9. pmc The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Exp Brain Res 192:145-8. 2009
    ..We found that chronic pain patients perceive target distances to be farther away compared with a control group. These results indicate the physical, and perhaps emotional, costs of chronic pain affect spatial perceptions...
  10. pmc Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:581-5. 2008
    ..Our results demonstrate that perception is influenced by the perceiver's current ability to act effectively in the environment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Seeing beyond the target: environmental context affects distance perception
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Perception 36:1752-68. 2007
    ..Across conditions, within individual experiments, all viewer-to-target depth-related variables were kept constant. The differences in perceived distance must therefore be explained by variations in the space beyond the target...
  12. doi request reprint An egocentric frame of reference in implicit motor sequence learning
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Psychol Res 72:542-52. 2008
    ..Our results are restricted to implicit learning of novel sequences in the early stages of learning. These findings are consistent with claims that the neural mechanisms involved in motor skill learning operate in egocentric coordinates...
  13. doi request reprint Action plans produce separate Simon effects for picking up and transporting objects
    James D Miles
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third St, W Lafayette, IN 47907 2081, USA
    Psychol Res 74:468-75. 2010
    ..Results showed that the spatial compatibility between the cue and both the initial and goal reaches contribute to the reaction time, with the relation between the cue and the initial reach playing a dominant role...
  14. ncbi request reprint When walls are no longer barriers: perception of wall height in parkour
    J Eric T Taylor
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2081, USA
    Perception 40:757-60. 2011
    ..The traceurs perceived the walls as shorter than did novices. This result suggests that perception is scaled by the perceiver's anticipated ability to act, and is consistent with the action-specific account of perception...
  15. ncbi request reprint Does ease to block a ball affect perceived ball speed? Examination of alternative hypotheses
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 38:1202-14. 2012
    ..The results are consistent with a perceptual explanation, and help build a case that blocking ease can influence perceived speed...
  16. doi request reprint Uncovering the connection between artist and audience: viewing painted brushstrokes evokes corresponding action representations in the observer
    J Eric T Taylor
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Cognition 125:26-36. 2012
    ..These results provide evidence that observers can simulate the actions of the painter by simply observing the painting, revealing a connection between artist and audience hitherto undemonstrated by cognitive science...
  17. doi request reprint An older view on distance perception: older adults perceive walkable extents as farther
    Mila Sugovic
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third St, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Exp Brain Res 226:383-91. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the results suggest that perception is still sensitive to environmental differences that affect ability even as a perceiver ages...
  18. ncbi request reprint Action alters object identification: wielding a gun increases the bias to see guns
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 38:1159-67. 2012
    ..In addition to theoretical implications for event perception and object identification, these findings have practical implications for law enforcement and public safety...
  19. ncbi request reprint Perceived slant: a dissociation between perception and action
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, PO Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Perception 36:249-57. 2007
    ..Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that two perceptual processes underlie the dissociation between explicit awareness and visuomotor assessments of perceived slant...
  20. ncbi request reprint Tool use affects perceived distance, but only when you intend to use it
    Jessica K Witt
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, PO Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 31:880-8. 2005
    ..These experiments suggest that the authors perceive the environment in terms of our intentions and abilities to act within it...
  21. ncbi request reprint Perceiving distance: a role of effort and intent
    Jessica K Witt
    University of Virginia, PO Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22903 2477, USA
    Perception 33:577-90. 2004
    ..Perceiving distance combines the geometry of the world with our behavior goals and the potential of our body to achieve these goals...