Food Perception Unit Biases: Out of Sight, a Little Out of Mind?
Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-021
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
Perceptual biases for estimating food quantity are well-documented. Memory about food quantity is less understood. We hypothesized numerical estimates of large and small cheese puffs would differ when visually present or occluded. MANOVA showed underestimations occurred when occluded (p < .01), regardless of unit size or proportion of container filled.