Construction of Illusory Surfaces by Intermediate-Level Visual Cortical Networks

  • Paul Sajda
  • Leif H. Finkel


A model is proposed which directly links the perception of illusory contours to intermediate-level cortical processes for visual surface discrimination. An important assertion of the model is that illusory contours are reentered, via feedback, into surface discrimination processes with the result being the construction of illusory surfaces. The model is tested in a number of simulations which demonstrate surface completion, generation of illusory contours, and interactions with depth cues from stereopsis.


Foreground Object Illusory Contour Subjective Contour Binocular Disparity Temporal Binding 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Sajda
    • 1
  • Leif H. Finkel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Bioengineering and Institute of Neurological SciencesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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