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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

Harvey J. Ginsburg
Texas State University

Bliss M. Wilson
Texas State University

Kristine Bannon
Texas State University

Jessica Reichwein
Texas State University

Jessica Freeman
Texas State University

Amanda L. Castilleja
Texas State University

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.

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Walter Mischel