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Zollner illusion

[tsuhl-ner; German tsœl-nuh r] /ˈtsʌl nər; German ˈtsœl nər/
noun, Psychology
1.
a spatial illusion in which parallel lines intersected by short oblique lines are perceived as converging or diverging.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; named after J. K. F. Zöllner, 19th-century German physicist
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