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A phenomenon in which what is visually perceived does not reflect the nature of the objective stimulus.


visual illusion

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

optical illusion
is a kind of

  • visual perception
  • optical illusion
    is a part of

    No associations
    are a kind of
    optical illusion

  • vection
  • motion aftereffect
  • apparent motion
  • are a part of
    optical illusion

    No associations

    Tasks that are asserted to measure optical illusion

    Task Contrast Measure


    Visual illusions: An Empirical Explanation
    Dale Purves et al.
    Scholarpedia, 3(6):3706