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The moon tilt illusion

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Schölkopf,  B
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Schölkopf, B. (1998). The moon tilt illusion. Perception, 27(10), 1229-1232. doi:10.1068/p271229.


Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E80D-9
Abstract
Besides the familiar moon illusion [eg Hershenson, 1989 The Moon illusion (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates)], wherein the moon appears bigger when it is close to the horizon, there is a less known illusion which causes the moon‘s illuminated side to appear turned away from the
direction of the sun. An experiment documenting the effect is described, and a possible explanation is put forward.