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It is possible to construct a line drawing that represents one object partly hidden behind another, and most subjects complete the interrupted figure and see the hidden object as whole. This article is addressed to two problems: (a) What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for such figural completion to occur, and (b) exactly what will be seen(More)
It is possible to construct an ambiguous line drawing representing several objects partly hidden behind another object. This article deals with two problems: (a) What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for ambiguity to occur? (b) How can the response frequencies of the completions of ambiguous drawings be explained? Whether completions occur or(More)
This article provides evidence for an extension of structural information theory, a theory which describes perceptual organization formally, into a more general theory of representation that takes the role of organizations obtained earlier into account. In eight experiments, subjects study series of colored dots. Each series contained 6-8 dots of different(More)
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