A depth aftereffect caused by viewing a rotating Ames window.

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After a rotating Ames window has been viewed, a normal test window held diagonal to the subject's line of sight appears to be distorted, having a larger back than front. The effect does not occur if a normal window is rotated or if the test window is held perpendicular to the subject's line of sight.





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Rubin, DC (1982). A depth aftereffect caused by viewing a rotating Ames window. Perception, 11(6). pp. 703–705. 10.1068/p110703 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18989.

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David C. Rubin

Juanita M. Kreps Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

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My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory and oral traditions, as well as prose. I have also studied memory as it is more commonly done in experimental psychology laboratories using lists. In addition to this purely behavioral research, which I plan to continue, I work on memory in clinical populations with the aid of a National Institute of Mental Health grant to study PTSD and on the underlying neural basis of memory the aid of a National Institute of Aging grant to study autobiographical memory using fMRI.

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