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The Oxford compendium of visual illusions

Author: Arthur Shapiro; Dejan Todorović
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. This collection includes over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusions' creators and vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying their peculiarities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Shapiro; Dejan Todorović
ISBN: 9780190654795 0190654791 9780199794744 019979474X
OCLC Number: 992535958
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Cover; The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; How to Use the Website; Introduction; Part I: Introductory General Chapters; 1. Early History of Illusions; 2. Cross-Cultural Studies of Illusions; 3. Visual Illusion in a Comparative Perspective; 4. An Analysis of Theoretical Approaches to Geometrical-Optical Illusions; 5. Visual Illusions in Action; 6. Motion Illusions in Man and Machine; 7. The Visual World as Illusion: The Ones We Know and the Ones We Don't; 8. Visual Illusions?; 9. Why the Concept of "Visual Illusions" Is Misleading. 10. Where Have All the Illusions Gone? A Critique of the Concept of IllusionPart II: Geometrical; 11. Weighted Positional Averaging in the Illusions of the Müller-Lyer Type; 12. The Bar-Cross-Ellipse Illusion; 13. The Spinning Ellipse Speed Illusion; 14. The Ames Window Illusion and Its Variations; 15. Three-Dimensional Müller-Lyer Illusion: Theoretical and Practical Implications; 16. Why Do Hills Look So Steep?; 17. "Shape from Smear": An Illusion of 3D Shape, Made by Finger-Painting With Noise; 18. Geometric-Optical Illusions Under Isoluminance? 19. The Picture Surface Illusion: 3D Biases 2D20. Cast Shadow Illusions; 21. The Leaning Tower Illusion; 22. The Invisible Saddle, or the Cap-or-Cup Illusion; 23. Symmetry and Uprightness in Visually Perceived Forms; 24. The Bathtub Illusion; 25. The Pitchroom Illusion: How High Is Up?; 26. Geometric Illusions in the Human Face and Body; 27. Dynamic Illusory Size Contrast: Enhanced Relative Size Effects Due to Stimulus Motion; 28. Size Contrast and Assimilation in the Delboeuf and Ebbinghaus Illusions; 29. The Occlusion, Configural Shape, and Shrinkage Illusions. 30. Reverse-Perspective Art and Objects-Illusions in Depth and Motion31. The New Moon Illusion; 32. Geometrical Errors Are the Cost of Maintaining the Luminance Contrast Polarity; 33. Antigravity Slopes: A New Type of Visual Illusion; 34. The Geometrical-Optical Illusions of J.J. Oppel; 35. Oppel-Kundt Illusion; 36. The Shifted-Chessboard Pattern as Paradigm of the Exegesis of Geometrical-Optical Illusions; Part III: Brightness/Lightness/Color; 37. A Layered Experience of Lightness and Color; 38. Color and Luminance: Afterimages, Combinations, and Flicker; 39. The White Effect. 40. The Dungeon Illusion41. The Contrast Illusion; 42. Illusory Color Spread from Apparent Motion; 43. The Reversed Contrast Necker Cube; 44. Changing the Chevreul Illusion by a Background Luminance Ramp; 45. The Curved Grid Non-Illusions: Eliminating Hermann's Spots and Lingelbach's Scintillation; 46. The Staircase Gelb Illusion; 47. The Breathing Light Illusion: Illusory Size and Brightness Variation Induced by Motion; 48. Large Shift in Brightness Induced by Motion in Context; 49. The Chromatic Mach Card; 50. Color Assimilation; 51. When Light Looks Like Paint.
Other Titles: Compendium of visual illusions
Visual illusions
Responsibility: Arthur G. Shapiro and Dejan Todorović.

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