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filling-in


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The action of the visual system or other perceptual system, when responding to a stimulus with gaps or missing information, of guessing the missing information by assuming that it is the same as the information presented and generating perception without gaps. Also called perceptual completion. See also amodal completion, artificial scotoma, blind spot (1), Craik-O'Brien effect, filling-in illusion, modal completion, phonemic restoration, Troxler effect.

Subjects: Psychology.


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