A PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE DIVIDING MODEL FOR THE INTEGRATION OF VELOCITY AND TRAVELED DISTANCE OF A MOVING TARGET BY LOCALIZATION RESPONSES
Differently from phenomenological responses, Representational Momentum (RM) offers a continuous response measure in the field of dynamic representations and naÃ¯ve physics. This property is taken here as a basis for the use of Information Integration Theory in a field where one-dimensional approaches are the rule and integration results are entirely lacking. The present work establishes a psychological multiplying/dividing model in a data pool obtained from a full factorial design Velocity (4) Ã— Traveled Distance (3) with forward displacement error of the last seen position of the target as the measured response. Besides compliance with standard criteria (Anderson, 1982; Weiss, 2006), the model was tested for additional algebraically derived predictions concerning the relations of the intercept c0 to interval and ratio-scale functional measures of the stimuli (Anderson, 1982; Masin, 2004). Implications of the findings are discussed, with an emphasis on estimation of c0, which opens the way to the functional measurement of both stimulus dimensions on a common ratio-scale.