Form-from-Watercolor in Surface Perception, and Old Maps

Lothar Spillmann, Baingio Pinna and John S Werner

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172881
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847570 | DOI:
Form-from-Watercolor in Surface Perception, and Old Maps

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Form-from-color entails the watercolor effect, i.e. the use of long-range assimilative color spreading from a narrow chromatic edge onto an enclosed white surface. This chapter shows five experiments on this concept, which showed that watercolor is a better medium in determining figure-ground segregation under all conditions tested.

Keywords: form-from-color; watercolor effect; old maps; proximity; parallelism

Chapter.  4202 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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