Title: Against better knowledge: The magical force of amodal volume completion
Authors: Ekroll, Vebjörn ×
Sayim, Bilge
Wagemans, Johan #
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2013
Publisher: Pion Ltd.
Series Title: i-Perception vol:4 pages:511-515
Abstract: In a popular magic routine known as “multiplying billiard balls”, magicians fool their audience
by using an empty shell that the audience believes to be a complete ball. Here, we present some
observations suggesting that the spectators do not merely entertain the intellectual belief that the
balls are all solid, but rather automatically and immediately perceive them as such. Our observations
demonstrate the surprising potency and genuinely perceptual origin of amodal volume completion.
ISSN: 2041-6695
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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