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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]].
 
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]].
   
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It is named after the discovered by the German physiologist [[Ewald Hering]]
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{{cite web | title=The Herman-Hering Illusion | work=Mathworld | url=http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hermann-HeringIllusion.html | accessdate=2006-03-20}}
 
{{cite web | title=The Herman-Hering Illusion | work=Mathworld | url=http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hermann-HeringIllusion.html | accessdate=2006-03-20}}
   
 
[[category:Optical illusions]]
 
[[category:Optical illusions]]
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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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