Honi phenomenon

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An effect of viewing a very familiar person in the Ames room, the illusory distortion usually created by the abnormal perspectives of the room being partly or wholly suppressed. [Named after the family nickname of a woman who first experienced and reported the phenomenon when she observed both a stranger and her husband in the Ames room in 1949 and saw a size distortion in the stranger but not in her husband]

Subjects: Psychology.

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