Psychology - illusions

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Visual illusion
a conflict between reality and what we perceive
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Fiction
an illusion caused when a figure s perceived even though it is not present in the stimulus
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Illusory contour
a boundary (edge) that is perceived in a figure but is not present int he stimulus
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Motion after-effect
an illusion caused by paying more attention to movement in one direction and perceiving movement in the opposite direction immediately afterwards
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Colour after-effects
an illusion caused by focusing on a coloured stimulus and perceiving opposite colours imediately afterward
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Ambiguous figure
a stimulus with two possible interpretations, in which it is possible to perceive only one of the alternatives at a time
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Distortion illusion
where our perception is deceived by some aspect of the stimulus. This can affect the shape or size of an object.
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an illusion caused when a figure s perceived even though it is not present in the stimulus

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Fiction

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a boundary (edge) that is perceived in a figure but is not present int he stimulus

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an illusion caused by paying more attention to movement in one direction and perceiving movement in the opposite direction immediately afterwards

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an illusion caused by focusing on a coloured stimulus and perceiving opposite colours imediately afterward

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