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Seeing What Is Not ThereIllusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective

Kazuo Fujita

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition

Second edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195392661
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195392661.013.0003

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Seeing What Is Not ThereIllusion, Completion, and Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation in Comparative Perspective

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This chapter discusses three aspects of visual perception in primates and birds. The first concerns geometric illusions: We perceive objects to be highly distorted in size, length, etc. due to surrounding figural contexts. The second is amodal completion: We complete the portion of a figure that is partly occluded by another to perceive an intact figure. The third is spatiotemporal boundary formation: We perceive a boundary of a figure that is never explicitly presented from fragmentary information.

Keywords: visual perception; primates; birds; geometric illusions; amodal completion; spatiotemporal boundary formation

Article.  11677 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience

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