THE MOON ILLUSION

Edited by MAURICE HERSHENSON Brandeis University

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHER 1989 Hillsdale, New Jersey Hove and London

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The Moon Illusion
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Contributors xv
  • 1- That Most Puzzling Illusion 1
  • 2- Historical Review 5
  • I- Explanation of the Moon Illusion 29
  • 3- The Zoom-Lens Hypothesis 31
  • 4- The Eye, the Brain, and the Size of the Moon 60
  • Summary 106
  • Acknowledgments 108
  • Acknowledgments 111
  • Acknowledgments 114
  • Acknowledgments 116
  • Acknowledgments 118
  • 5- Moon Illusion as Anomaly 123
  • References 145
  • 6- Transformation Model of the Moon Illusion 147
  • References 164
  • 7- The Moon Illusion in a Unified Theory of Visual Space 167
  • 8- The Moon Illusion Thirty Years Later 193
  • References 233
  • 9- The Contribution of Heuristic Processes to the Moon Illusion 235
  • References 257
  • 10- The Moon and Other Toys 259
  • 11- Terrestrial and Celestial Passage 267
  • II- Commentary 279
  • 12- Multiple Mechanisms of the Moon Illusion and Size Perception 281
  • 13- Measurements of the Illusion 287
  • References 297
  • 14- The Lunacy of Moon Watching- Some Preconditions on Explanations of the Moon Illusion 299
  • 15- Gogel''s Laws and the Simulated Moon Illusion in a Large Open Field 319
  • 16- To Exorcize a Ghost from the Perceptual Machine 343
  • 17- The Many Moon Illusions- An Integration through Analysis 351
  • 18- A Brief Comment 371
  • III- Conclusion 375
  • 19- The Puzzle Remains 377
  • 20- Annotated Bibliography 385
  • Author Index 409
  • Subject Index 417
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