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Apparent contraction of edge angles.
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PMID:  10505199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The corner effect, the Münsterberg illusion, and the Café Wall illusion are explained by a model postulating that the corner effect is an orientation illusion specific to corner edges and that the perceived orientations of these edges are shifted toward angle contraction. It is also assumed that the effect is greatest when the corner edges show the same or similar edge contrast at the corner. This model yields three new types of illusions: the 'checkered illusion', the 'illusion of shifted gradations', and the 'illusion of striped cords'. Each of them gives many variations making a three-dimensional impression.
A Kitaoka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0301-0066     ISO Abbreviation:  Perception     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-19     Completed Date:  1999-10-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372307     Medline TA:  Perception     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1209-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Behavioral Physiology, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Sensitivity
Form Perception*
Optical Illusions*
Pattern Recognition, Visual

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