Impact of Actual and Self-Perceived Body Type on Visual Perception of Distances
We investigate several questions regarding the proposition that physical body size and one's image of their own body type affect the ability to make accurate judgements of distances. Data collected include subjects' guesses of distances of four cones set 10, 15, 20, and 25 meters away and the weight, BMI, and self-perception of body image for each of 67 subjects. Interest lies in determining the covariates that are most important in explaining one's ability to accurately judge distances and whether weight or BMI is the better explainer among the physical body size predictors. We utilize linear ...