I am working on a new two-dimensional variant of the Müller-Lyer illusion… You may be surprised to know that the Müller-Lyer illusion isn’t only linear: it involves plane geometry too! In fig. A shown below, the ends of the blue and red collinear segments, arranged in a radial fashion around a central point, delimit two perfectly concentric circles. However, for most observers, they seem instead to define a large ovoid that circumscribes another one, slightly eccentric (Fig. B). This comes from the fact that the red segments seem to stretch towards the lower part of the figure, while the blue segments seem to stretch towards the upper part of the same. As you can see, in this variant comes also into play the “neon color spreading” effect. In fact, a bluish inner oval-like shape appears within the black arrow heads (Fig. A), though the background is uniformly white.
Below is another astounding animated two-dimensional variant of my dynamic Müller-Lyer illusion. Though the radial structure looks like to pulsate as a swimming jellyfish, the blue and red segments are always the same length!
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CITE THIS AS:Sarcone, Gianni A. “Dynamic Müller-Lyer Illusion.” From Sarcone’s Studio — A Sarcone & Waeber Web Resource. http://giannisarcone.com/Muller_lyer_illusion.html