The Connectedness Illusion: In Which Group Are There More Circles?

The Connectedness Illusion: In Which Group Are There More Circles?

If you said the group on the left, then you’ve just experienced the “connectedness illusion” that causes viewers to underestimate the number of circles in a group. Researchers at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario presented two groups of circles. In one group are connected to tiny lines but the…