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Muller Lyer Illusion Experiment

Muller Lyer Illusion Experiment

The Muller-Lyer illusion falls into the class of distortion illusions, specifically, this illusion distorts perception of size. This site provides a simulated experiment which collects data on the effects of the Muller Lyer Illusion. Ample text explains the illusion and supports the experiment. Personal, printable results are automatically generated for a person who participates in the online experiment. A Java plugin may be required for some systems. This experimental simulation is one component of the Internet Psych Lab (IPL).
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Subhadra p.s
Subhadra p.s (Student)
3 years ago
Very nice
Julie Evey
Julie Evey (Faculty)
6 years ago

I used to teach Sensation and Perception - I would use this experiment if I still did.  It is very easy to use if one has Java loaded or is comfortable with the download.  The experiment allows the students to see the true effect of the arrows by playing with degree of angle and comparing lines with the arrowheads the same as well as opposite.  The content provides the student with a solid understand of the illusion.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Shirley-Anne Hensch
8 years ago
Very well designed and easy for students to follow through and understand.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones (Faculty)
15 years ago
I think that the site is very creative and a fun way to learn the material. It
is easy to move through and follow.

Technical Remarks:

I would recommend that my students use the site to learn the topic.
Used in course? Yes
Connie Hagar
Connie Hagar (Staff)
15 years ago
Nicely put together. I spent about 20 minutes trying a few things. Interesting
way of presenting info.
Used in course? Yes
Deanna Roberts
Deanna Roberts (Student)
16 years ago
I found this site veru useful while also dicussion these topics in class. It was
easy to find and to do the tests.

Technical Remarks:

I do wish the personal results were a little more in depth.
Sarah Glock
Sarah Glock (Student)
17 years ago
This was a great site that provided a lot of information and utilized critical
thinking skills. This site could also be beneficial to reinforce ideas and
concepts that were intorduced in classes.

Technical Remarks:

This site was easy to use and access. The hands on experiences are a fun bonus
to the site.
Mary Kelly
Mary Kelly (Student)
17 years ago
This site is very interesting, presented in an easy to use format. It can be
useful in teaching critical thinking skills.

Technical Remarks:

First time users will find it easy to use.
Leeanne Brelinsky
Leeanne Brelinsky (Student)
17 years ago
A classmate suggested looking at this website. I spent about 45 minutes looking
at it. This sight was interesting at some of it was hands on which made it fun
also.

Technical Remarks:

This website was very easy to find and and easy to go through with out any
trouble.
Eunjung Choi
Eunjung Choi (Student)
17 years ago
While I was browsing webistes in sensation discipline, I found this website with
being intrested in illusion. I spent hours navigating including joining
experiments provided. I think that they have rich and well organized information
with experimental simulations. It would be enhanced student's learning and
faculty's teaching by using appropriately the website.

Technical Remarks:

It is very easy to get it. You are just needed a 1.1 Java compatible browser.
Kristen Canfield
Kristen Canfield (Student)
17 years ago
This website was submitted by a classmate, and i read through and did some of
the activities. It took me 1/2 hour to do the whole thing. It was great! I
liked how it was interactive. The site presented material that was
educationally significant and made the user think about it.

Technical Remarks:

I think this website is very good for enhancing teaching and learning. It would
be great for critical thinking type of work for a teacher to give students. It
was very easy to use the material that was provided in the website.