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The moon tilt illusion




Besides the familiar moon illusion [eg Hershenson, 1989 The Moon illusion (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)], wherein the moon appears bigger when it is close to the horizon, there is a less known illusion which causes the moon‘s illuminated side to appear turned away from the direction of the sun. An experiment documenting the effect is described, and a possible explanation is put forward.

Author(s): Schölkopf, B.
Journal: Perception
Volume: 27
Number (issue): 10
Pages: 1229-1232
Year: 1998
Month: August
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

Digital: 0
DOI: 10.1068/p271229
Language: en
Organization: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
School: Biologische Kybernetik

Links: Web


  title = {The moon tilt illusion},
  author = {Sch{\"o}lkopf, B.},
  journal = {Perception},
  volume = {27},
  number = {10},
  pages = {1229-1232},
  organization = {Max-Planck-Gesellschaft},
  school = {Biologische Kybernetik},
  month = aug,
  year = {1998},
  month_numeric = {8}