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Binocular disparity as an explanation for the moon illusion

@article{Antonides2013BinocularDA,
  title={Binocular disparity as an explanation for the moon illusion},
  author={Joseph Antonides and Toshiro Kubota},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2013},
  volume={abs/1301.2715}
}
We present another explanation for the moon illusion, the phenomenon in which the moon looks larger near the horizon than near the zenith. In our model of the moon illusion, the sky is considered a spatially-contiguous and geometrically-smooth surface. When an object such as the moon breaks the contiguity of the surface, instead of perceiving the object as appearing through a hole in the surface, humans perceive an occlusion of the surface. Binocular vision dictates that the moon is distant… Expand

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