Ponzo Perspective Illusion as a Manifestation of Space Perception

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Science  28 Nov 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3909, pp. 1174-1176
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3909.1174


The Ponzo perspective illusion, a special case of space perception, is influenced by contextual factors, texture, stereopsis, and familiarity in addition to perspective cues. The importance of familiarity is demonstrated by cultural differences obtained with photographs of natural settings which emphasize depth cues.

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