Müller-Lyer Illusion , psychology homework help

User Generated



Question Description

Whenever you think about illusions, names of magicians such as Harry Houdini and David Copperfield probably come to mind. However, in the visual system, illusions are often evidence of how the perceptual system “changes” what was actually detected by the sensory system.

Experience teaches us to expect certain perceptual relationships among stimuli. Illusions often take advantage of these expectations.

Access the CogLab demonstration “Müller-Lyer” and follow the instructions to complete the demonstration.

Based on the demonstration, respond to the following:

  • Describe how difficult this task was in your opinion. How accurate do you think you were in this task?
  • Looking at your individual data, explain whether your results support the feelings you had about your performance.
  • Describe what your data would look like if you suppose that the wings of the comparison line were drawn inward instead of outward in the demonstration.
  • Describe an everyday situation that could partly explain the Müller-Lyer illusion.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. A

Student has agreed that all tutoring, explanations, and answers provided by the tutor will be used to help in the learning process and in accordance with Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Explanation & Answer


Running Head: Miller-Lyer Illusion


Running Head: Miller-Lyer Illusion


Müller-Lyer Illusion

Institution Affiliation


Running Head: Miller-Lyer Illusion

1. Answer:
There is a need to be more accurate to be able to measure the lines with just vision
illusion. The task itself is hard for it depends on perception of the brain visual perception
since lines cannot be measured directly perception is a subjective experience, to some
point it is also fun it enables us to understand that our perception differs from the reality.
2. Answer:
My results would have been more accurate if I was aware of the already...

GhgbeEvtug (3348)
New York University

Excellent! Definitely coming back for more study materials.

Similar Questions
Related Tags