Marcus Munafo' (1998) The Tycho Illusion: two Ages and two Illusions
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Psycoloquy 9(39): The Tycho Illusion: two Ages and two Illusions
THE TYCHO ILLUSION: TWO AGES AND TWO ILLUSIONS
Commentary on Margolis on Cognitive-Illusion
Department of Psychology
University of Southampton
Cognitive illusions depend on the framework within which
the components of the illusion are interpreted, and such frameworks
are to a large extent learned. Hence the Tycho illusion consists of
two potential illusions, depending on the framework adopted.
Contemporaries of Tycho would "see" the illusion differently in
some respects from the way we would. This suggests certain testable
hypotheses about the nature of the Tycho illusion which are
supported by empirical evidence.
blindsight, cognitive illusion, mental image, persuasion,
psychology of science.