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Perceiving size through sound in sighted and visually impaired children

Luigi Cuturi; Giulia Cappagli; Alessia Tonelli; Elena Cocchi; Monica Gori


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  "description": "<p>Associations between sensory features of different natures are defined as crossmodal correspondences.<br>\nIn the context of size perception, low pitch sound frequencies are often associated with<br>\nlarger objects and high pitch with smaller objects. Here we investigate such crossmodal correspondences<br>\nin sighted and visually-impaired children. In Experiment 1, after listening to sounds<br>\n(250&ndash;5000 Hz pure tones), children aged 6&ndash;11 years were asked to draw a circle &quot;as big as the<br>\nsound was&quot;. In Experiment 2, children aged 6&ndash;14 years who were blind or had low vision performed<br>\na similar task. In accordance with previous research, we observed that the circle size<br>\ndrawn depends on participants&rsquo; age and we confirm the presence of pitch-size associations in<br>\nsighted children. In visually-impaired children, such associations are influenced by residual<br>\nvision, suggesting an anchoring of size perception to level of residual vision. These results reveal<br>\nnovel dynamics underlying the advancing of visual loss and the emergence of compensatory<br>\nmechanisms in childhood.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Unit for Visually impaired people", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Luigi Cuturi"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Unit for Visually impaired people", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Giulia Cappagli"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Unit for Visually impaired people", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Alessia Tonelli"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Istituto David Chiossone", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Elena Cocchi"
    }, 
    {
      "affiliation": "Unit for Visually impaired people", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Monica Gori"
    }
  ], 
  "headline": "Perceiving size through sound in sighted and visually impaired children", 
  "image": "https://zenodo.org/static/img/logos/zenodo-gradient-round.svg", 
  "datePublished": "2021-09-24", 
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/5595904", 
  "@context": "https://schema.org/", 
  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5595904", 
  "@id": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5595904", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Perceiving size through sound in sighted and visually impaired children"
}
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