Cultural differences in the perception of geometric illusions

Science Vol/Iss. 139 Published In Pages: 769-771
By Segall, Marshall H., Campbell, Donald T., Herskovits, Melville J.


"Data from 15 societies are presented in an effort to show substantial intersocietal differences of two types in susceptibility to geometric optical illusions. The results suggest the existence of different habits of perceptual inference which relate to cultural and ecological factors in the visual environment."


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