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Serpentine End Matching: A Test of Visual PerceptionAuthor(s): Bruce G. Hansen; Charles J. Gatchell
Source: Res. Pap. NE-408. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIn tests of gross perception of Serpentine end matched (Sem) joints in oak and cherry display panels, there were no significant differences between the number of times the non-Sem panels were chosen and the number of these selections that could be attributed to chance. Results of separate tests of sensitivity of perception of Sem joints showed that the most conspicuous joints in oak and cherry panels were chosen most often, and that the least conspicuous joints were detected least often. Given proper selection of pieces to be end matched, and moderate finishing, Sem joints are difficult to detect-even by those who are well-informed about Serpentine end matching.
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CitationHansen, Bruce G.; Gatchell, Charles J. 1978. Serpentine End Matching: A Test of Visual Perception. Res. Pap. NE-408. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 5p.
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