Motor-Sensory Feedback and the Geometry of Visual Space

Science  23 Aug 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3582, pp. 722-723
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3582.722


Normal surroundings appear curved when viewed through wedge prism eyeglasses. But prolonged viewing of uniformly curved lines makes them appear less curved. An environment specially patterned to prevent the appearance of curvature when viewed through a prism made possible the demonstration of change in apparent curvature wholly dependent upon the visual feedback accompanying self-produced movement of the prism-wearer.