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Mach's band

Alternative eponyms

  • Mach's delusion
  • Mach’s effect
  • Mach’s stripes

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The tendency of the human eye to see bright or dark bands near the boundaries between areas of sharply differing illumination.

Description

This optical delusion is the tendency of the human eye to see bright or dark bands near the boundaries between areas of sharply differing illumination, for example between areas of varying density in an x-ray picture. There is still discussion concerning its physical basis of this phenomenon.

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