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Does Sensitivity to Weight Changes of Others Depend on Personal Body Size?

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Thaler,  A
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Geuss,  MN
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Space and Body Perception, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Mölbert,  SC
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Space and Body Perception, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Black,  MJ
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Mohler,  BJ
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Space and Body Perception, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Thaler, A., Geuss, M., Mölbert, S., Giel, K., Black, M., & Mohler, B. (2016). Does Sensitivity to Weight Changes of Others Depend on Personal Body Size?. Poster presented at 17th Conference of Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNa 2016): Neuroscience & Law, Schramberg, Germany.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0000-7B24-E
Abstract
Previous research has suggested that size estimates of bodies (own and others') are biased towards an average reference body (Cornelissen et al., 2015; Cornelissen et al., 2016). The role of personal body size in body size perception of others is still unclear. In this study, we tested healthy females varying in body mass index (BMI) to investigate whether personal body size influenced accuracy of body size estimation and sensitivity to weight changes of others. We generated four biometric female avatars with BMIs of 15, 25, 35, and 45 and altered the weight of the avatars (5, 10, 15, and 20).