Müller–Lyer illusion

Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

A well-known optical illusion: there are two horizontal parallel lines of equal length, the top one bounded by outward-facing arrows and the lower one by inward-facing arrows. The lower line looks longer, though it is the same length. The illusion was described by Franz Carl Müller-Lyer, a German sociologist, in 1889.

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