Chapter 5 - Optical Illusions, Equivocal FiguresThere are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit. - Napoleon Bonaparte
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Chapter 5 - Optical Illusions, Equivocal Figures

Chapter 5 - Optical Illusions, Equivocal Figures

This chapter of Visual Illusions discusses visual perception and optical illusions. Many figures apparently change in appearance owing to fluctuations in attention and in associations. Our perception is strongly associated with our accustomed ways of seeing objects. When the object is suggested it grasps our mind completely in its stereotyped form, resulting in what we call an optical illusion.

The psychology of optical illusions is also discusses. The psychological hypotheses introduce factors such as judgment, will, attention and imagination.

The physiological hypotheses depend largely upon such factors as accommodation and eye-movement.

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About This Book Preface Chap 1, Introduction Chap 2, The Eye Chap 3, Vision Chap 4, Geometrical Chap 5, Figures Chap 6, Angles Chap 7, Depth/Distance Chap 8 Brightness/Contrast Chap 9, Color Chap 10, Lighting Chap 11, Nature Chap 12, Painting/Decorating Chap 13, Architecture Chap 14, Magic Mirror Chap 15, Camouflage

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