Parallel lines

An optical illusion posted by the YouTube user greeenpro2009. Parallel strips of paper that line up to form a checkerboard pattern appear crooked depending on the arrangement of the checkers. Weird. (This one is thankfully not dizzying, unlike many optical illusions.) I have to wonder how it is we process visual information, such that these even, parallel lines appear tapered and non-parallel. Any thoughts?

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