distortion illusion
   Also known as distortion. Both terms are indebted to the Latin adjective distortus,which means twisted. They are used to denote a type of * visual illusion characterized by changes in the perceived size, length or curvature of a given object. Some well-known examples of distortion illusions are *geometric-optical illusions such as the * Café Wall illusion and the * Müller-Lyer illusion. The term distortion illusion is used in opposition to the terms * ambiguous illusion, * paradox illusion, and *fiction illusion.
   References
   Gregory, R.L. (1991). Putting illusions in their place. Perception, 20, 1-4.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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