The Orbison Illusion 6/52


The Orbison Illusion 6/52

I love optical illusions so I thought I would share a few of my favorite and with many people opting to take up 365 day challenges i thought i would try a 52 week challenge in which i will share with you a different Illusion every week. so if you have any you would like me to feature get in touch.

The Orbison Illusion was created by William Orbison (1912 - 1952), an American psychologist. Orbison first published the illusion in the American Journal of Psychology, in 1939. 

The Orbison Illusion is one among a number of illusions where a central aspect of a simple line image – e.g. the length, straightness, or parallelism of lines – appears distorted by other aspects of the image – e.g. other background/foreground lines, or other intersecting shapes. These are sometimes called ‘geometrical optical illusions’.

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