Fandom

Psychology Wiki

Ehrenstein's brightness illusion

34,202pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Cognitive Psychology: Attention · Decision making · Learning · Judgement · Memory · Motivation · Perception · Reasoning · Thinking  - Cognitive processes Cognition - Outline Index


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

Ehrenstein2

Illusion 2.

"Ehrenstein's brightness illusion" is associated with one of the illusory contour. The black lines of the lattice with their intersections deleted appear to have white discs obscuring the lines, and appearing lighter that the background.

If the colours are reversed then black discs appear.

Theories concerning the illusionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki