John R. Deni

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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)
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)
Since apparent brightness increases as an intermittent luminous source decreases from flicker fusion to approximately 10 cps, the phenomenal blackness induced by an intermittent annulus should also increase as a result of brightness contrast. However, data from 5 observers showed the phenomenal blackness occurring with a 10-cps inducer was greater than that(More)
Starting in 2017, Washington plans to begin heel-to-toe rotations of an armored brigade from the United States to Eastern Europe. In some respects, this represents a significant improvement over the assurance and deterrence steps taken by the United States and several of its NATO allies over the last two years. Although the administration’s plan is indeed a(More)
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)
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)