the distorted interpretation of the orientation of a vertical line or lines which takes place after extended viewing of lines slanted to the right or left from vertical. The visual system comes to be acclimated to the slanted lines, and the vertical lines then seem to be slanted in the opposite direction.

TILT AFTEREFFECT (TAE): "The tilt aftereffect is often present in optical illusions."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TILT AFTEREFFECT (TAE)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tilt-aftereffect-tae/ (accessed May 10, 2021).