Interest point analysis as a model for the Poggendorff illusion
- Fred Stentiford
- Human Vision and Electronic Imaging
The strength of the Poggendorff illusion has been determined by a nulling method for the classical as well as other configurations of the central inducing region. Compared to a uniform field, an inducing rectangle with very low contrast produces a marked illusion, which saturates at a Michelson contrast of about 0.1. With virtual borders of the Kanizsa type there is a weak illusion and this effect is attenuated when the 'pacman' sectors are occluded. Texture borders without luminance contrast induce a stronger illusion. These results are discussed in relation to earlier data for contrast dependence of Vernier acuity and for the orientation discrimination and tilt illusion with real and virtual borders.