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A Hering Grid is an optical illusion. When looking at the grid, phantom dark spots appear in the corners of the black and white squares. As soon as one moves one's eye away, the dark spots vanish. This illusion is a result of lateral inhibition.

It is named after the discovered by the German physiologist Ewald Hering


The Herman-Hering Illusion. Mathworld. URL accessed on 2006-03-20.

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