The creation and reversal of the Müller-Lyer illusion through attentional manipulation.

S. Coren, Clare Kathleen Porac

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Abstract

A configuration is presented in which both the overestimated and the underestimated portions of the Müller-Lyer illusion are embedded. In free viewing no distortion of length occurs; however, overestimation or underestimation illusions can be produced by simple manipulation of the attentional set, thus demonstrating one cognitive component in the formation of the Müller-Lyer distortion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalPerception
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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