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Can you see what I see? Let me know if you were tricked by these illusions!
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Culture and perception:

Segall, M. H., Campbell, D. T., & Herskovits, M. J. (1963). Cultural differences in the perception of geometric illusions. Science, 139(3556), 769-771. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/139/3556/769.short and more:

Masuda, T. (2009). Cultural Effects on Visual Perception. In Goldstein, E. B. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of perception. Sage Publications. https://www.ualberta.ca/~tmasuda/Masuda(2009).pdf

de Fockert, J., Davidoff, J., Fagot, J., Parron, C., & Goldstein, J. (2007). More accurate size contrast judgments in the Ebbinghaus Illusion by a remote culture. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(3), 738. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/422/1/davidoff-judgements-ebbinghaus-illusion.pdf


Wiesel, T. N., & Hubel, D. H. (1963). Single-cell responses in striate cortex of kittens deprived of vision in one eye. J Neurophysiol, 26(6), 1003-1017. http://hubel.med.harvard.edu/papers/HubelWiesel1963Jneurophysiol2.pdf

Constantine-Paton, M. (2008). Pioneers of cortical plasticity: six classic papers by Wiesel and Hubel. Journal of neurophysiology, 99(6), 2741-2744. http://jn.physiology.org/content/99/6/2741


"Vertical–horizontal illusion" by S-kay - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vertical%E2%80%93horizontal_illusion.png#/media/File:Vertical%E2%80%93horizontal_illusion.png

“Muller-Lyer Illusion” by Fibonacci - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCller-Lyer_illusion#/media/File:M%C3%BCller-Lyer_illusion.svg

“Sander Illusion” by CountingPine - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sander_illusion#/media/File:Sander_Illusion.svg

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