Craik-O'Brien-Cornsweet Illusion


Move mouse pointer over figure to see that the upper and lower blocks are the same shade of gray.

Purves' Shade-Block Illusion

This figure is from Purves Lab
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For more information, see Why We See What We Do,
http://www.perceptionweb.com/perc1197/wachtler.html,
http://www.ski.org/CWTyler_lab/LHardage/General/craik.html, and
http://www.cnl.salk.edu/~thomas/coce.html.
Also see Adelson's Checker-Shadow for a similar illusion.

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Revised: October 26, 2005