A test of the spatial-frequency explanation of the Müller-Lyer illusion.

@article{Carrasco1986ATO,
  title={A test of the spatial-frequency explanation of the M{\"u}ller-Lyer illusion.},
  author={Marisa Carrasco and Jaime Figueroa and J. Douglas Willen},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1986},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={553-62}
}
Previous investigations have shown that the response of spatial-frequency-specific channels in the human visual system is differentially affected by adaptation to gratings of distinct spatial frequencies and/or orientations. A study is reported of the effects of adaptation to vertical or horizontal gratings of a high or a low spatial frequency on the extent of the Brentano form of the Müller-Lyer illusion in human observers. It is shown that the illusion decreases after adaptation to vertical… CONTINUE READING

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