Strange-Face-in-the-Mirror Illusion

  title={Strange-Face-in-the-Mirror Illusion},
  author={Giovanni B Caputo},
  pages={1007 - 1008}
  • Giovanni B Caputo
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • I describe a visual illusion which occurs when an observer sees his/her image reflected in a mirror in a dimly lit room. This illusion can be easily experienced and replicated as the details of the setting (in particular the room illumination) are not critical. These observations were made in a quiet room dimly lit by a 25 W incandescent light. The lamp was placed on the floor behind the observer so that it was not visible either directly or in the mirror. A relatively large mirror (0.5 mT0.5 m… CONTINUE READING
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