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Perception & Psychophysics

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 355–357 | Cite as

Size contrast as a function of figural similarity

  • Stanley Coren
  • Joel Miller
Article

Abstract

Size contrast occurs in numerous configurations where a test figure appears apparently larger when surrounded by small elements and apparently smaller when surrounded by large elements. Using the Ebbinghaus illusion, the magnitude of this effect is shown to vary as a function of apparent similarity between test and inducing element.

Keywords

Apparent Size Visual Illusion Basketball Player Race Horse Apparent Similarity 
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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Coren
    • 1
  • Joel Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouver 8Canada
  2. 2.New School for Social ResearchNew York

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