Rapid, apparent, to-and-fro (right-left) rotation of the Necker cube sharply reduced reversals in depth for 10 undergraduates. This finding was considered consistent with the satiation theory of Necker cube reversals.
The magnitude of the Ebbinghaus illusion has been reported to be greater when test element and context elements are figurally similar as opposed to figurally dissimilar. In the current investigation with 16 observers, illusion magnitude was greater for a figurally similar configuration even though the context elements of the figurally similar configuration… (More)
It was hypothesized that the apparent depth of the Benussi effect could be elicited using stimuli corresponding to retinally disparate images. When such stimuli were presented rapidly and successively in a manner approximating apparent motion, 21 of 22 observers reported apparent depth.
The perceived depth of the Benussi effect is usually demonstrated by presenting a configuration of nonconcentric circles on a rotating disc. However, in the current investigation with 21 undergraduates the Benussi effect was elicited by presenting an eccentric configuration of rectangles. Depth was reported when the configuration of eccentric rectangles was… (More)
A circle was attached to one of three lines which were changing in length and direction simultaneously. This configuration of moving lines had been found previously to induce the perception of depth. Of 26 observers 20 reported that the moving circle appeared smaller in size than a physically equal stationary circle which was located outside the changing,… (More)
Using the single staircase psychophysical method, the apparent depth threshold for the Benussi effect was determined for 5 observers. The threshold occurred at an eccentricity of 2r/3, where r equals the radius of the larger circle expressed in millimeters.
Many observers perceive depth when a configuration of nonconcentric circles is rotated on a disc. While it has been suggested by a number of investigators that motion parallax has a role in generating this phenomenon, the supporting data are equivocal. The current study proposed that the ambiguity regarding the role of motion parallax may have arisen… (More)
Rapid, successive presentations of an eccentric circle pattern and its mirror-image elicited apparent depth and, as has been previously demonstrated for the Benussi effect, there was an increase in apparent depth with an increase in circle eccentricity. Taken together, these data were interpreted as contravening Wallach, Adams, and Weisz's account of the… (More)