Figure–ground organization and the emergence of proto-objects in the visual cortex

  title={Figure–ground organization and the emergence of proto-objects in the visual cortex},
  author={R{\"u}diger von der Heydt},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
A long history of studies of perception has shown that the visual system organizes the incoming information early on, interpreting the 2D image in terms of a 3D world and producing a structure that provides perceptual continuity and enables object-based attention. Recordings from monkey visual cortex show that many neurons, especially in area V2, are selective for border ownership. These neurons are edge selective and have ordinary classical receptive fields (CRF), but in addition their… CONTINUE READING
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