Age-related changes in visual contour integration: implications for physiology from psychophysics.

@article{Hipp2014AgerelatedCI,
  title={Age-related changes in visual contour integration: implications for physiology from psychophysics.},
  author={Daniel Hipp and Kelly Dickerson and Alecia Moser and Peter Gerhardstein},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1390-405}
}
Visual contour detection is enhanced by grouping principles, such as proximity and collinearity, which appear to rely on horizontal connectivity in visual cortex. Previous experiments suggest that children require greater proximity to detect contours and that, unlike adults, collinearity does not compensate for their proximity limitation. Over two experiments we test whether closure, a global property known to facilitate contour detection, compensates for this limitation. Adults and children (3… CONTINUE READING