Willard L Brigner

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Using a configuration of three lines joined like hands on a clockface, Brigner, Deni, and Hildreth in 1994 reported empirical support for Wallach, Adams, and Weisz's 1956 hypothesis regarding the elicitation of perceived depth by simultaneous changes in length and orientation of a configuration's elements. The current investigation extended these findings(More)
It is demonstrated that illusory contour in the shape of a square is perceived lighter when abutted by black horizontal lines and white vertical lines, darker when abutted by white horizontal lines and black vertical lines. These differences in perceived brightness and the spread of brightness, or a filling-in phenomenon, can be modeled by the major product(More)
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 proposed that the human visual system analyzes images into square wavelets. To test this view, comparisons were made between the perceived similarity-dissimilarity of alphabet letters and the wavelet analyses of those same letters. For the proposal to be considered tenable, the coefficients of the wavelet analysis of similar letters must be similar,(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)