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The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One

The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception?
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An article on the illusions used in typography! Small but important.

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The human Muller-Lyer illusion in goalkeeping

The human Muller-Lyer illusion in goalkeeping | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

We examined whether a goalkeeper can influence a penalty-taker's actions by assuming postures that mimic Muller-Lyer configurations. The results of two studies indicate that (i) goal-keeper posture affects the perception of the goalkeeper's height in a manner consistent with the Muller-Lyer illusion; n; (ii) this influences penalty-taking accuracy; and (iii) a posture which resemblesa wing-out Muller-Lyer configuration results in wider and lower throw.

(Note: this is a pdf so the link in the title won't work. Try here: http://www.perceptionweb.com/perception/editorials/p6010.pdf)

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Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Visual illusions and direct perception

Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Visual illusions and direct perception | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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I found the article hard to follow but the graph above was interesting. The Muller-Lyer illusion was presented to different groups of people and their reactions were different!

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