The 11 and Ebbinghaus illusions were tested in 203 mother-father-offspring triads and 303 sibling pairs. Significant familial resemblances were found in all but the overestimated segment of the Ebbinghaus illusion. These results suggest that responses to visual-geometric illusions, mediated by optical or neural interactive mechanisms, show patterns of familial resemblance which may be based upon heritable factors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Sensory Systems
- Artificial Intelligence