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Spatial Form as Inherently Three Dimensional

Christopher W. Tyler

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172881
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847570 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172881.003.0006
Spatial Form as Inherently Three Dimensional

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Visual processing is mainly to achieve proper perception of objects. The visual system breaks down sensory information into the discrete elements of the object. This chapter deals with the binding problem, i.e. the process of recombining local sources of object information, and how objects are defined through surface representation and interpolation of object shape with a generic depth map. The issue of transparency and concerns on surface reconstruction are also discussed.

Keywords: surface representation; perception; visual processing; three-dimensional interpretation; transparency; surface reconstruction

Chapter.  8589 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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