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The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions$
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Arthur G. Shapiro and Dejan Todorovic

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794607

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.001.0001

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Cross-Cultural Studies of Illusions

Cross-Cultural Studies of Illusions

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(p.38) Chapter 2 Cross-Cultural Studies of Illusions
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The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
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J. B. Deręgowski

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0002

Cross-cultural studies are of interest primarily because they demonstrate the extent of perceptual variation that would not be observable if the samples were derived from a single population. They are also of interest because they show how variation of factors such as age, gender, environment, cultural background, and genetics affects perception. Topics addressed include horizontal-vertical illusions, the Muller-Lyer illusion, and the Sander parallelogram. Perceptual processes are explored including perception of depth.

Keywords:   socialization, cross-cultural, cultural differences, perceptual processes, horizontal-vertical illusions, Muller-Lyer illusion, Sander parallelogram, perception of depth, environment, genetics

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