irradiation illusion

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Any visual illusion arising from the fact that light areas of an image tend to appear larger than dark areas (see illustration), a classic example being the Helmholtz illusion. See also star illusion.

Irradiation illusion. The diameter of the discs is the same as the distance between them.

Subjects: Psychology.

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