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Thatcher's Britain: a new take on an old illusion.

Authors
  • Johnston, Patrick
  • Baker, Daniel H
  • Stone, Rob
  • Kaufman, Jordy
Type
Published Article
Journal
Perception
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
43
Issue
12
Pages
1400–1403
Identifiers
PMID: 25669056
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Thatcher Illusion is generally discussed as a phenomenon related to face perception. Nonetheless, we show that compellingly strong Thatcher Effects can be elicited with nonface stimuli, provided that the stimulus set has a familiar standard configuration and a canonical view. Apparently, the Thatcher Illusion is not about faces, and nor is it about Thatcher. It just might, however, be about Britain.

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