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Analysis on an illusion unexpected occurred on a moving statue leaving in fact but approaching by environmental judgment
Author(s): Youwu He; Zhifang Li; Yishen Qiu; Hui Li

Paper Abstract

Earlier this year we visited Sanya, Hainan Province, China. There is a huge statue, the South Sea Avalokitesvara (南海观世音菩萨), at Sanya Nanshan Buddhism Cultural Tourism Resort. When we were gazing at the statue on a leaving car on gradually rising road, an unexpected visual illusion took place in which the statue seemed running after us. In this presentation, an optical model is developed to explain the illusion occurred on a moving object leaving in fact but approaching by environmental judgement. Such an interesting illusion analysis will play a significant role in having students understood the main principles in geometrical optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 1045262 (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269904
Show Author Affiliations
Youwu He, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Zhifang Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Yishen Qiu, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Hui Li, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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