What are some of the elements involved in creating visual illusions? What role does culture play?

The Müller-Lyer illusion

The Müller-Lyer illusion is an illusion in which the length of the objects is assessed. The viewers may think of one of the object to be longer or shorter but in truth the two objects are when measured by the ruler are of same length. The straight line and the arrows at the head a tail create the 3D picture in which the human brain translates the position of the objects and the length of it through perception (Howe & Purves, 2005).

The Panzo Illusion

In the pazno illusion the human brain judges the object based on the background of the object. The illusion helps assess the mental activity and its active spots to assess the object.

The vertical–horizontal illusion

The vertical–horizontal illusion tends to give out results in which the viewer’s believes the length of the vert8ical line is longer than the horizontal line which are in truth of same length. The illusion also affects the objects being placed in the vertical or horizontal lines in the 3D platform.

The Poggendorff illusion

The Poggendorff illusion is the illusion in which the two lines parallel with each other are assessed by viewers are replaced when they are blocked or interrupted by an object. The viewer’s think of a position of the segment transverse when the object interrupts the lines structure continuity. This way the line which is being continued is perceived to be cut off and the other line is presumed to be continued.

The role of culture

The perception that triggers the answers and justification to what viewers see happened to be modified and effected by the cultures. The culture causes perception to be different for those who belong to different cultures or countries. For instance, the perception regarding the identification of faces is different from Asians and Europeans for each other. The one group calls the other as a different race group and that is how they gave meaning to the different faces: which comes from their perception.