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Moon illusion

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    Sherna Alexander B.
    TT
    Sherna Alexander B.

    This what is called optical illusion. Over the centuries there have been many debates around the moon, sun, earth and stars.

    Zivanai G.
    ZW
    Zivanai G.

    wow. new to me ey. I have learned

    LAWRENCE M.
    NG
    LAWRENCE M.

    Psychology -> Moon illusion Moon illusion This is when the moon appears to be larger on the horizon than when it is at its zenith, high in the sky. This is an illusion because the moon's real size does not change. The retinal size of the moon at the horizon and at the zenith is the same and the moon's actual distance from the observer also remains the same at the two locations. However, as Kaufman and Rock (1962) propose, the horizon appears further away to the observer than the zenith because of depth and distance cues. We then make the conclusion that if two objects cast identical retinal images, but are at different distances, then the farther object must be larger than the nearer object, again misapplying the visual perceptual principle of size constancy. Thus, we incorrectly perceive the horizon moon as larger than the zenith moon. Previous | Next

    Peter Awuni A.
    GH
    Peter Awuni A.

    Ok

    Melissa Stephanie A.
    GB
    Melissa Stephanie A.

    By just our looking and making judgements without being scientific parts of these illusions and sizes distance and positions are the vital sections we dont even consider, we should not make assumptions and believe we are correct.

    Tamekia Dominquie T.
    US
    Tamekia Dominquie T.

    The moon causes us to have light during the night , and as the world resolves around we are able to the stars, were as during the daytime we cant see the stars, but the sun is our daylight.

    Odongo M.
    UG
    Odongo M.

    Psychology -> Moon illusion Moon illusion This is when the moon appears to be larger on the horizon than when it is at its zenith, high in the sky. This is an illusion because the moon's real size does not change. The retinal size of the moon at the horizon and at the zenith is the same and the moon's actual distance from the observer also remains the same at the two locations. However, as Kaufman and Rock (1962) propose, the horizon appears further away to the observer than the zenith because of depth and distance cues. We then make the conclusion that if two objects cast identical retinal images, but are at different distances, then the farther object must be larger than the nearer object, again misapplying the visual perceptual principle of size constancy. Thus, we incorrectly perceive the horizon moon as larger than the zenith moon.

    Dominic M.
    KE
    Dominic M.

    Depending on these illussions, the further the object the bigger or longer it is.

    Dominic M.
    KE
    Dominic M.

    illussion and perceptioon-which is more reliable?

    Enemchukwu E.
    NG
    Enemchukwu E.

    It is of a truth that the seize of the moon remain the same, regardless of where it is

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