Triangles and squares look smaller than they are: some new illusions of extent.

Abstract

Some new illusions of extent are described, and they are discussed in relation to the Müller-Lyer illusion and the constancy-scaling hypothesis. It is concluded that they support a minimal version of this hypothesis in which certain configurations of lines cause changes in local scale in certain directions, independently of whether or not these configurations are incorporated in larger patterns in a way which supports and receives a depth interpretation.

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@article{Treisman1983TrianglesAS, title={Triangles and squares look smaller than they are: some new illusions of extent.}, author={Michel Treisman}, journal={Perception}, year={1983}, volume={12 6}, pages={701-5} }