Illusory Contours and Occluding Surfaces

  • Richard L. Gregory


The question we are addressing here might be put: “Is the notion that illusory contours are cognitive fictions true, or merely science fiction?” The answer turns on what is “cognitive”—which leads to how we should think of perception generally, and to experiments of many kinds.


Illusory Contour Luminance Contrast Binocular Fusion Perceptual Hypothesis Occlude Surface 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1987

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