A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical

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Pianista
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A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical

Post by Pianista » 29 Jan 2019, 23:17

Hello,

There is an interesting article about scientific study of perceiving length and thickness of horizontal and vertical lines.
https://www.mdpi.com/2411-5150/3/1/1/htm

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Re: A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical

Post by John Ruggero » 12 Feb 2019, 16:52

Very interesting and something to be taken into consideration in music engraving. Thanks Pianista.
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Re: A Thickness Illusion: Horizontal Is Perceived as Thicker than Vertical

Post by OCTO » 15 Feb 2019, 11:47

It is definitely clear that some publishers provide heavier bar-lines in order to compensate the visual thickness with the staff lines. Personally I have used it and it shows a wonderful result.
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