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The German psychologist Walter Ehrenstein is remembered for studies two illusions in particular both of which are known variously as the Ehrenstein illusion

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Ehrenstein illusion.

The Ehrenstein square illusion is an optical illusion in which the sides of a square placed inside a pattern of concentric circles take an apparent curved shape and the square appears to be a trapeziod.

The ends of the dark segments produce the illusion of circles. The apparent figures have the same color as the background, but appear brighter. A similar effect is obtained in the Kanizsa triangle, the Ponzo illusion and the Orbison illusion

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