It is widely accepted that illusory contours have been first displayed and discussed by Schumann (1900, Zeitschrift für Psychologie und Physiologie der Sinnesorgane 23 1-32). Here we show that, before him, Jastrow (1899, Popular Science Monthly 54 299-312) produced illusory contours consisting of a shadow word. A brief history of shadow writing in psychological literature from Jastrow to Brunswik is presented, in which the contributions of Pillsbury, Warren, Koffka, and Benussi are examined.

Vezzani, S., & Marino, B. (2009). A historical note on illusory contours in shadow writing. PERCEPTION, 38(5), 732-739 [10.1068/p6141].

A historical note on illusory contours in shadow writing

VEZZANI, STEFANO
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MARINO, BARBARA
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2009

Abstract

It is widely accepted that illusory contours have been first displayed and discussed by Schumann (1900, Zeitschrift für Psychologie und Physiologie der Sinnesorgane 23 1-32). Here we show that, before him, Jastrow (1899, Popular Science Monthly 54 299-312) produced illusory contours consisting of a shadow word. A brief history of shadow writing in psychological literature from Jastrow to Brunswik is presented, in which the contributions of Pillsbury, Warren, Koffka, and Benussi are examined.
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History, 20th Century; Humans; Psychology; Writing; Form Perception; Optical Illusions;
English
Vezzani, S., & Marino, B. (2009). A historical note on illusory contours in shadow writing. PERCEPTION, 38(5), 732-739 [10.1068/p6141].
Vezzani, S; Marino, B
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