BALDWIN'S FIGURE

refers to a horizontal line with a square at each end. Smaller squares make the line look longer than when large squares are placed at the ends of the line. Also known as Baldwin's illusion. [James Mark Baldwin]

BALDWIN'S FIGURE: "Baldwin's figure is a single line that looks longer when smaller objects are placed at the ends than larger objects."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BALDWIN'S FIGURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baldwins-figure/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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