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Proffitt, D.R. and Linkenauger, S. A. (in press). Perception viewed as a phenotypic expression. In W. Prinz, M. Beisert, & A. Herwig (Eds.), Tutorials In Action Science, MIT Press.

Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., & Proffitt, D. R. (2012). Get Me Out of This Slump! Visual Illusions Improve Sports Performance. Psychological Science, 19-21. doi:10.1177/0956797611428810

Linkenauger, S. A., Lerner, M. D., Ramenzoni, V. C., & Proffitt, D. R. (2012). A Perceptual–Motor Deficit Predicts Social and Communicative Impairments in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Research, 5, 352-362.
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Zadra, J. R., & Clore, G. L. (2011). Emotion and perception: the role of affective information. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 2(6), 676-685. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doi:10.1002/wcs.147
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Riener, C. R., Stefanucci, J. K., Proffitt, D. R., & Clore, G. (2011). An effect of mood on the perception of geographical slant. Cognition & emotion, 25(1), 174-82. doi:10.1080/02699931003738026
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Linkenauger, S. A., Witt, J. K., and 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(5) 1432-1441.
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Linkenauger, S. A., Mohler, B. J., Proffitt, D. R. (2011). Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size - weight illusion. Perception, 40, 1251-1253.
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Lee C, Linkenauger SA, Bakdash JZ, Joy-Gaba JA, Profitt DR (2011) Putting Like a Pro: The Role of Positive Contagion in Golf Performance and Perception. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026016
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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(5), 1153-1160. doi: 10.1037/a0019947.
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Schnall, S., Zadra, J. R., & Proffitt, D. R. (2010). Direct evidence for the economy of action: Glucose and the perception of geographical slant. Perception, 39(4), 464-482. doi: 10.1068/p6445.
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Proffitt, D. R., & Zadra, J. R. (2010). Explicit and motoric dependent measures of geographical slant are dissociable: A reassessment of the findings of Durgin, Hajnal, Li, Tonge, and Stigliani (2010). Acta psychologica, 4-7. Elsevier B.V. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.06.003
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Linkenauger, S. A., Ramenzoni, V., & Proffitt, D. R. (2010). Illusory shrinkage and growth: body-based rescaling affects the perception of size. Psychological Science, 21(9), 1318-25. doi: 10.1177/0956797610380700.
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Stefanucci, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009). The roles of altitude and fear in the perception of height. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance, 35(2), 424-38. doi: 10.1037/a0013894.
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Proffitt, D. R. (2009). Affordances matter in geographical slant perception. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 16(5), 970-2. doi: 10.3758/PBR.16.5.970.
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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(6), 1649-60. doi: 10.1037/a0016875.
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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(11), 1373.

Lessard, D. A., Linkenauger, S. A., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009). Look before you leap: Jumping ability affects distance perception. Perception, 38(12), 1863-1866. doi: 10.1068/p6509.
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Clerkin, E. M., Cody, M. W., Stefanucci, J. K., Proffitt, D. R., & Teachman, B. A.(2009). Imagery and fear influence height perception. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 381-386.
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Zhu, J., Bakdash, J.Z., Koller, D., Banton, T.B., Proffitt, D.R., and Humpherys, G. (2008). Quantifying Usability in Secure Graphics: Assessing the user costs of protecting 3-D content. In Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization.
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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(3).
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Witt, J., Linkenauger, S., Bakdash, J., Augustyn, J., Cook, A., & Proffitt, D. (2008). The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance. Experimental Brain Research.
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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(6), 1479-92. doi: 10.1037/a0010781.
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Teachman, B. A., Stefanucci, J. K., Clerkin, E. M., Cody, M. W., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008). A new mode of fear expression: Perceptual bias in height fear. Emotion, 8, 296-301.
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Stefanucci, J. K., Proffitt, D. R., Clore, G., & Parekh, N. (2008). Skating down a steeper slope: Fear influences the perception of geographical slant. Perception, 37, 321-323.
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Schnall, S., Harber, K. D., Stefanucci, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008). Social support and the perception of geographical slant. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1246-1255.
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Proffitt, D. R. (2008). An Action Specific Approach to Spatial Perception. In R. L. Klatzky, B. MacWhinney & M. Behrmann (Eds.), Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action. New York: Psychology Press.

Bakdash, J.Z., Linkenauger, S.A., and, Proffitt, D.R. (2008). Comparing decision-making vs. control for learning a virtual environment: Backseat drivers learn where they are going. In Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2008 Conference Proceedings.
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Witt, J.K., & Proffitt, D.R. (2007). Perceived slant: A dissociation between perception and action. Perception, 36, 249-257.
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Witt, J. K., Stefanucci, J. K., Riener, C. R., & Proffitt, D. R. (2007). Seeing beyond the target: An effect of environmental context on distance perception. Perception, 36, 1752-1768.
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Stefanucci, J. K., O’Hargan, S. P., & Proffitt, D. R. (2007). Augmenting context-dependent memory. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 1, 391-404.
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Proffitt, D.R., Stefanucci, J., Banton, T., & Epstein, W. (2007). Reply to Hutchison and Loomis. The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 9, 340-342.
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Proffitt, D.R., Stefanucci, J., Banton, T., & Epstein, W. (2007). A Final Reply to Hutchison and Loomis. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 9, 346-348.
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Proffitt, D.R. (2006). Embodied perception and the economy of action. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1(2), 110-122.
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Proffitt, D.R. (2006). Distance perception. Current Directions in Psychological Research, 15, 131-135.
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Bakdash, J.Z., Augustyn, J.S., and Proffitt, D.R. (2006). Large displays enhance spatial knowledge of a virtual environment. In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, p. 59-62.

Bakdash, J. Z., Augustyn, J. S., and Proffitt, D. R. (2006). Large displays enhance spatial knowledge of a virtual environment. In ACM Siggraph Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, 59-62.
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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.
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Witt, J.K., & Proffitt, D.R. (2005). See the ball, hit the ball: Apparent ball size is correlated with batting average. Psychological Science, 16(12), 937-938.
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Stefanucci, J., Proffitt, D., Banton, T., & Epstein, W. (2005). Distances appear different on hills. Perception & Psychophysics, 67(6), 1052-1060.
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Riener, C. R., Proffitt, D., & Salthouse, T. (2005). A psychometric approach to intuitive physics. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 12(4), 740-746.
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Banton, T., Stefanucci, J., Durgin, J., Fass, A., & Proffitt, D. (2005). The Perception of Walking Speed in a Virtual Environment. Presence, 14(4), 394-406.
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Witt, J.K., Proffitt, D.R., & Epstein, W. (2004). Perceiving distance: A role of effort and intent. Perception, 33, 570-590.
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Proffitt, D.R., Stefanucci, J., Banton, T., & Epstein, W. (2003). The role of effort in perceiving distance. Psychological Science.
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Tan, D.S., Stefanucci, J.K., Proffitt, D.R., Pausch, R. (2002). Kinesthesis Aids Human Memory. Short paper at CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Minneapolis, MN.

Stefanucci, J. K., Downs, T. H., Snyder, A. P., Downs, J. H., Proffitt, D.R. (2002). Context-dependent memory engages a frontal-parietal-occipital network. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Stefanucci, J. K., & Proffitt, D. R. (2002). Providing distinctive cues to augment human memory. Poster presented at the 24th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Fairfax, VA.
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Riener, C., Proffitt, D., & Salthouse, T. (2002, March) Intuitive Physics: Across Tasks and Age. Poster session presented at the annual University of Virginia Graduate Research Fair, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Riener, C., Proffitt, D ., & Salthouse, T. (2002, April) Intuitive physics: Across tasks and age. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

Riener, C. & Proffitt, D. (2002). Quantifying spatial presence. Fifth Annual International Workshop on Presence (pp. 345-352).

Proffitt, D. R. & Caudek, C. (2002). Depth perception and perception of events. In A. F. Healy and R. W. Proctor (Eds.). Comprehensive handbook of psychology, volume 4: Experimental psychology. NY: Wiley.
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Dixon, M. W. & Proffitt, D. R. (2002). Overestimation of heights in virtual reality is influenced more by perceived distal size than by the 2-D versus 3-D dimensionality of the display. Perception, 31, 103-112.
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Tan, D.S., Stefanucci, J.K., Proffitt, D.R., Pausch, R. (2001) The Infocockpit: Providing Location and Place to Aid Human Memory. Workshop on Perceptive User Interfaces 2001, Orlando, Florida.

Riener, C. R., Willingham D.B. (2001) Object identity and beliefs about object properties, Current Psychology of Cognition. 20(3-4), 255-260.
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Proffitt, D. R., Creem, S. H. & Zosh, W. (2001). Seeing mountains in mole hills: Geographical slant perception. Psychological Science, 12, 418-423.
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Creem,S. H., Wraga, M., & Proffitt, D.R. (2001). Imagining physically impossible self-rotations: Geometry is more important than gravity. Cognition, 81,41-64.
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Creem, S. H., & Proffitt, D. R. (2001). Grasping objects by their handles: A necessary interaction between cognition and action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 27, 218-228.
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Creem, S. H., Downs, T. H., Wraga, M., Harrington, G. S., Proffitt, D. R. & Downs, III, J. H. ( 2001). An fMRI study of imagined self-rotation. Journal of Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1, 239-249.
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Creem, S. H. & Proffitt, D. R. (2001). Defining the cortical visual systems: "What", "where", and "how". Acta Psychologica, 107, 43-68.
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Carpenter, M. & Proffitt, D. R. (2001). Comparing viewer and array mental rotations in different planes. Memory & Cognition, 29, 441-448.
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Wraga, M., Creem, S. H., & Proffitt, D. R. (2000). Perception-action dissociations of a walkable Muller-Lyer configuration. Psychological Science, 11, 239-243.
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Wraga, M., Creem, S. H., & Proffitt, D. R. (2000). Updating displays after imagined object- and viewer rotations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 26(1), 151-168.
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Wraga, M. & Proffitt, D.R. (2000). Mapping the zone of eye height utility for seated and standing observers. Perception, 29, 1361-1383.
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Dixon, M. W, Wraga, M, Proffitt, D. R., Williams, G. C. (2000). Eye height scaling of absolute size in immersive and nonimmersive displays. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance. 26(2), 582-593.
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Bhalla, M., & Proffitt, D.R. (2000). Geographical slant perception: Dissociation and coordination between explicit awareness and visually guided actions. In Y. Rossetti and A. Revonsuo (Eds.), Dissociation but Interaction between Nonconscious and Conscious Processing. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
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Bertamini, M, & Proffitt, D R. (2000). Hierarchical motion organization in random dot configurations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance. 26(4), 1371-1386.
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Yang, T. L., Dixon, M. W., & Proffitt, D. R. (1999). Seeing big things: Overestimation of heights is greater for real objects than for objects in pictures. Perception. 28, 445-467.
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Wraga, M., Creem, S. H., & Proffitt, D. R. (1999). The influence of spatial reference frames on imagined object- and viewer rotations. Acta Psychologica, 102, 247-264.
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Proffitt, D., & Banton, T. (1999). Perceived depth is enhanced with parallax scanning.: Technical report for Vision III Imaging.

Proffitt, D. R. (1999). Naive physics. In R. Wilson & F. Keil (Eds.), The MIT encyclopedia of the cognitive sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Proffitt, D. R. (1999). Perception: Ecological versus Inferential Approaches. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.). The concept of cognition. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Kaiser, M. K., Proffitt, D. R., Banton, T., & Steve, J. (1999). Learning to walk on other worlds: Simulation of alternative gravitational / inertial environments.

Creem, S. H., & Proffitt, D. R. (1999). Separate memories for visual guidance and explicit awareness: The roles of time and place. Challis, Bradford H. (Ed), Velichkovsky, Boris M. (Ed), et al. (1999). Stratification in cognition and consciousness. Advances in consciousness research. (pp. 73-104). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company. viii, 293 pp.
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Bhalla, M., & Proffitt, D. R. (1999). Visual-Motor recalibration in geographical slant perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance. 25(4), 1076-1096.
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Creem, S.H., & Proffitt, D.R. (1998). Two memories for geographical slant: Separation and interdependence of action and awareness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 22-36.
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Proffitt, D. R., Bhalla, M., Gossweiler, R., & Midgett, J. (1995). Perceiving geographical slant. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2(4), 409-428.
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Hecht, H., & Proffitt, D. R. (1995). The price of expertise : Effects of experience on the Water-Level Task. Psychological Science, 6(2), 90-95.
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Gossweiler, R., Proffitt, D.R., Bhalla, M., & Pausch, R. (1995). A hill study: Using a virtual environment as a perceptual psychology laboratory. IEEE Computer: Special Issue on Real Applications for Virtual Reality, March


 


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