Brightness induction and the Café Wall illusion.

  title={Brightness induction and the Caf{\'e} Wall illusion.},
  author={Mark E. McCourt},
  volume={12 2},
The Café Wall illusion is a distortion illusion in which the parallel lines of a chessboard-like figure consisting solely of parallel and perpendicular line elements appear to converge in alternating rows, creating a wedge distortion similar to that of the well-known Zöllner illusion. Gregory and Heard have formulated an explanation for the Café Wall illusion which relies upon the operation of a 'border-locking mechanism' in the visual system. The results of the present experiment suggest an… CONTINUE READING