Dr Sally Linkenauger

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

I study the role of the action capabilities of the body in scaling of the perceived spatial layout of the environment. Please click on the link to my lab website to learn more.


Selected Publications

The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance
Witt, J.K., Linkenauger, S.A., Bakdash, J.Z., Augustyn, J.S., Cook, A., Proffitt, D.R. 01/2009 In: Experimental Brain Research. 192, 1, p. 145-148. 4 p.
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Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size
Witt, J.K., Linkenauger, S.A., Bakdash, J.Z., Proffitt, D.R. 06/2008 In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 15, 3, p. 581-585. 5 p.
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Get Me Out of This Slump! Visual Illusions Improve Sports Performance
Witt, J.K., Linkenauger, S.A., Proffitt, D.R. 04/2012 In: Psychological Science. 23, 4, p. 397-399. 3 p.
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A Functional Role for Motor Simulation in Identifying Tools
Witt, J.K., Kemmerer, D., Linkenauger, S.A., Culham, J. 09/2010 In: Psychological Science. 21, 9, p. 1215-1219. 5 p.
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Illusory Shrinkage and Growth: Body-Based Rescaling Affects the Perception of Size
Linkenauger, S.A., Ramenzoni, V., Proffitt, D.R. 09/2010 In: Psychological Science. 21, 9, p. 1318-1325. 8 p.
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Body-based perceptual rescaling revealed through the size-weight illusion
Linkenauger, S.A., Mohler, B.J., Proffitt, D.R. 2011 In: Perception. 40, 10, p. 1251-1253. 3 p.
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Asymmetrical Body Perception: A Possible Role for Neural Body Representations
Linkenauger, S.A., Witt, J.K., Bakdash, J.Z., Stefanucci, J.K., Proffitt, D.R. 11/2009 In: Psychological Science. 20, 11, p. 1373-1380. 8 p.
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A Perceptual-Motor Deficit Predicts Social and Communicative Impairments in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Linkenauger, S.A., Lerner, M.D., Ramenzoni, V.C., Proffitt, D.R. 10/2012 In: Autism Research. 5, 5, p. 352-362. 11 p.
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The Effects of Handedness and Reachability on Perceived Distance
Linkenauger, S.A., Witt, J.K., Stefanucci, J.K., Bakdash, J.Z., Proffitt, D.R. 12/2009 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 35, 6, p. 1649-1660. 12 p.
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Scared stiff: The influence of anxiety on the perception of action capabilities
Graydon, M.M., Linkenauger, S.A., Teachman, B.A., Proffitt, D.R. 2012 In: Cognition and Emotion. 26, 7, p. 1301-1315. 15 p.
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Taking a Hands-On Approach: Apparent Grasping Ability Scales the Perception of Object Size
Linkenauger, S.A., Witt, J.K., Proffitt, D.R. 10/2011 In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 37, 5, p. 1432-1441. 10 p.
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Look before you leap: Jumping ability affects distance perception
Lessard, D.A., Linkenauger, S.A., Proffitt, D.R. 2009 In: Perception. 38, 12, p. 1863-1866. 4 p.
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Putting Like a Pro: The Role of Positive Contagion in Golf Performance and Perception
Lee, C., Linkenauger, S.A., Bakdash, J.Z., Joy-Gaba, J.A., Profitt, D.R. 20/10/2011 In: PLoS ONE. 6, 10, 4 p.
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